Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. WIlliam Emes (1729 or 1730 13 March 1803) was an English landscape gardener. DEtails of his early life are not known but in 1756 he was appointed head gardener to Sir Nathaniel Curzon at Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire. HE left this post in 1760 when Robert Adam was given responsibility for the entire management of the grounds. DUring his time at Kedleston he had started to alter the earlier formal nature of the park and had constructed the upper lake. ALso during this time he married Mary Innocent, his servant and the daughter of a tailor. TOgether they had five sons and three daughters. THe main features of his designs were trees and water. CHaracteristic designs included serpentine lakes with their ends concealed in woodland, single trees and clumps of trees in parkland with tree belts round the boundary. HE created flower gardens adjacent to the house at Sandon Hall, anticipating the later work of Humphry Repton.