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SUBJECT grottoes
TYPE AAT
REFERENCE ID 300006807
NOTES 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."
HIERARCHY Objects Facet>Built Environment>Single Built Works>garden structures>grottoes

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