Parks & Gardens
In the UK parks are historic landscape features created by wealthy landowners. The style and forms changed over time and with fashion. In essence though they are tracts of land with mature trees often imported. Elements will likely have influence from other locations and countries. A typical feature in one era was the Haha. A small ledge drops down from the formal area near the house to the grazing land. From the house it seems continuous as the drop is hidden. So when discovered one might say ‘Ha ha’.
Gardens are a popular place to visit and are usually associated with the parks but are the formal area close to the house of the owner. A place where people could perambulate or picnic while enjoying the flora. Of course having the latest Tulips at one time was all the rage, just like anything new or exotic.