S.A. Mathews, P.S. Munsi, N. Roychowdhury, P.K. Chatterjee
Characterization and evaluation studies were conducted in twenty-seven (27) gardens in six states of India which included four (4) gardens of Rajasthan, five (5) gardens of Kerala, five (5) gardens of Tamil Nadu, four (4) gardens of Karnataka, six (6) gardens of Uttar Pradesh and three (3) gardens of Delhi. Twenty (20) qualitative parameters were taken into consideration for the evaluation studies of these gardens. Attempts were made to study how parameters influence garden concepts and how each garden differs from the other. Five representative characters were very dominant in the evaluation of gardens. Different methods and analysis were carried out to categorize and evaluate the different gardens. Multivariate analysis for determining the dominant parameters and strongly accepted gardens from gardener’s point of view were made following Hierarchial Cluster Analysis using ‘Between Group Linkage’ method. The Chi Square measure of distance was adopted for the clustering schedule. Factor analysis was also followed based upon varimax technique of Principal component analysis or method. This helped in determining the positive and negative parameters and helped in the identification of dominancy of parameters and performance of gardens based on specific set of parameters. Based on the similarility of existing garden parameters the garden sets were identified in the different states of India.
Mathews, S.A., Munsi, P.S., Roychowdhury, N. and Chatterjee, P.K. (2013). DEVELOPMENT CONCEPT OF MODERN GARDENS IN DIFFERENT STATES OF INDIA. Acta Hortic. 999, 89-94
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2013.999.11
emphasis point, architectural component, simplicity, suspense, topiary, herbaceous border, shrubbery border

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