A Relentless Researcher and Writer
It’s the anniversary of the death of Kenneth Woodbridge, who died on this day in 1988.
Woodbridge was known for his work on the history of garden design in England and France.
Woodbridge wrote a book called The Stourhead Landscape, a book about one of England’s most magnificent gardens.
Stourhead was the work of an English banker named Henry Hoare who lived during much of the 1700s.
Woodbridge's last book was called Princely Gardens. It was published in 1986.
Princely Gardens analyzes the formal French style of landscape architecture. Despite not having the academic background of many garden historians, Woodbridge was a relentless researcher and writer. His obituary stated that his wife, Joanne, always balanced his intensity.