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  7. [single built works by specific type]
  8. [single built works by location or context]
  9. garden structures
  10. grottoes
Scope note
Refers to artificially constructed garden features, common since the 16th century in French and English landscapes. A grotto is characterized by being an excavation or structure made to imitate a rocky cave, often adorned with shell-work, colorful stones, etc., and serving as a place of recreation or a cool retreat. For natural features, use "caves" or "caverns."
Accepted term: 15-Jul-2024