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The Factory in a Garden: A History of Corporate Landscapes from the Industrial to the Digital Age

Helena Chance


From the 1880s, a new type of designed green space appeared in the industrial landscape in Britain and the USA, the factory pleasure garden and recreation park, and some companies opened allotment gardens for local children. Initially inspired by the landscapes of industrial villages in the UK, progressive American and British industrialists employed landscape and garden architects to improve the advantages and aesthetic of their factories. In the US, these landscapes were created at a time of the USA’s ascendancy as the world’s leading industrial nation. The factory garden and park movement f ... More

Keywords: Corporate culture, Landscape, Factory, Garden, Park, Industry, Landscape architecture, Recreation, Health

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781784993009
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781784993009.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Helena Chance, author
Buckinghamshire New University