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Description
In 18th century England, Gabriel, an orphan girl from a fallen noble family befriended a young man named Jeremy, who was rumored to be an illegitimate child of a nobleman. After an incident occurred, resulting in his tragic death, Gabriel must impersonate her friend Jeremy, taking his place at an all boys academy for nobles, a place that may seem like heaven to others, but really hides a harshness which she would never have imagined.

Type
Manhwa

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
새비지 가든
Vườn Hoang
Vườn quý tộc

Groups Scanlating

Latest Release(s)
c.29c by Sura's Place (1061d ago)
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c.29a by Sura's Place (1065d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
7 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

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Forum
3 topics, 19 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.5 / 10.0 (601 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.41 / 10.0
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Last Updated
September 2nd 2013, 3:44am PST

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Year
2009

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Serialized In (magazine)
Issue (Daiwon C.I.)

Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
N/A

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Weekly Pos #582 increased(+181)
Monthly Pos #962 decreased(-12)
3 Month Pos #1026 decreased(-50)
6 Month Pos #935 increased(+15)

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On 923 reading lists
On 936 wish lists
On 1069 completed lists
On 67 unfinished lists
On 354 custom lists

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mixed feelings   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by xono
April 21st, 2013, 10:28pm
LEE Hyeon-Sook sensei is really good in storytelling, and not only in illustrating pretty art in panels. She would wove a story with several characters, not like any typical shoujo cliche where the romance greatly center on the main charas alone. She would always manage to create a theme in her stories, and this time, it's victorian style. The only common theme I can see from her being in shoujo catergory is the school life aside from the usual trait in shoujo which is in love interest. I say this series is good but not the other two manhwa I read from hers. While the story ended somehow happy for the two main characters, it's not for the others. I think Eun and Angela also deserve to be happy. In addition to that, while the pacing was really good from vol 1 towards vol 6, vol 7 ended rather in rush to my taste too, just what others here said about the ending.

While I said that other characters have tragic end to theirs' stories, I also think that made impact an impression on me about their characters and on this manhwa, of which provoked me to have thoughts of the ending I would have like to see but, that's sensei for you. She managed to captivate her readers and eventually provoke their thoughts.

There some questions left unanswered to me like, who really killed Marianne. Did Gabriel went to America or did she ever leave London?

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Truthfully, I was rooting for Eun for Gabriel. He really cares for her. Eun is mature but due to his maturity, he would sacrifice things even for his own happiness. He is really a good older brother. Ah poor Euan...even how his life ended.

Sensei why did you created that tensions? That tensions and atmosphere that gripped my heart whenever Eun long to reach out to Jeremy but couldn't. Ah...my heart. I had my hope for them but got crushed in the end. Eun, can I have you myself instead? :D
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Rushed and confusing   
Rating: N/A
by kamerdiner
February 24th, 2013, 11:05am
It is a beautiful story, with nice characters, but it left me in a confused state, where I could not destinguish between them even at the end of manhwa. It is really rushed, with illogical plot twists and even romance is irregular. It is kinda sad, the ending does not bring any satisfaction.
Hovewer, The art is beautifull, and emotions are well displayed, and you can read it all in just a couple of hours. I personaly like gender-bender staff and manhwa, so it was just for me, but it does not compete with any decent manga out there. Still, I would like to thank scanlators for quality work.
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Rushed ending, but otherwise good   
Rating: N/A
by timenchips
January 9th, 2013, 7:34pm
It could have been a 10/10 if only the ending wasn't so bad. I'm all for tragedies and plot twists, but from a storytelling perspective, what the author chose to do at the end didn't make much sense. It the story had continued on for 10 more chapters, then perhaps, I could understand. Anyway, it's a good read as long as you're okay with a less than mediocre ending.
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Involving   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by ChocoKiss
August 20th, 2012, 12:00am
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I was actually rooting for the other love interest, but the author took a sudden liking for the other one...

I really enjoyed having a more-or-less realistic female character but I feel that the Gabriel in the beginning and the Gabriel in the end were different. What happened to the Gabriel who tackled nobles, stood up for horses and held her own? Sure, she might not have gotten far in a fair fight (she was an orphan girl who would've been a maid after all), but toward the end, it seemed like her favorite option was to run away. I think the Gabriel in the beginning would've found a way to fight against the invisible confinements set upon her by her "sponsors." She just seemed more spunky in the beginning and listless toward the end--except when she guarded herself with a fire stoker. Gotta love a girl who has wits enough to find a weapon!

I also hated how Euan's love which was a solid, constant factor in the story became something so trivial toward the end.

Still, some character developments were great. The art was pleasing (in a shoujo way), and the plot was all right. Nothing outstanding, but lots of politics and intrigue. It wasn't too dark and I really enjoyed it. Except the ending, of course, since I was rooting for the other one. :) I felt the ending was also rushed and inconclusive. The author didn't need to kill off certain characters and it was really aggravating, but like a previous reviewer mentioned, I suppose it does add to the realistic-touch of the story. And I felt that some deaths for other characters were necessary, but didn't happen. I just felt that certain deaths were... too abrupt and sudden. I felt that some characters didn't match their personalities at the end either (aside from the main character). Some people who were decrepit and disdainful with an obvious uncaring attitude suddenly become sympathetic with morals. Some characters who were friendly and amiable were hostile at the end. Some parts just didn't make sense at all. Like how a noble who spends his time sleeping with woman could fend off a professional hit man.

Which I'm still agonizing over since Euan had such awesome luck in avoiding and killing off a professional hit man hired by an insanely wealthy noble that he just had to wind up getting shot by random, less-professional hit men hired by some not-as-wealthy noble.... argh!

I do wish the author would have elaborated a bit more about Gabriel's past. I think background stories help to develop character and allow the readers to connect with them. It seems like it was more of a telling on Euan and Raymond's past than hers which, at times, made me feel detached from the main character. As though this isn't really HER story, but Euan's or Raymond's. Especially with the politics and intrigue more often revolving around them than Gabriel.

Overall, it was a mixed bag for me, but my enjoyment is what pushes the score to a 7. (Note that a 5 for me is average.) I read it all in almost one-sitting (had a few errands to run), and I DID enjoy that Gabriel was a heroine who did not shift fancies. Once she found her man, she stuck with him and wasn't swayed at all by anyone else. Gotta give props to that! Finally, a non-fickle female protagonist! I did hate how most of the females were rather... detestable. But I find this occurs a lot in korean stories (drama and books). Seems like 90% of the time, a woman will end up sly, sneaky, and in it for herself.

Overall, it was a quick read and I recommend it for those who aren't looking for another sappy shoujo.
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Fantastic   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by KissTheStars
August 16th, 2012, 1:48am
this manhwa is absolutely great, the story was amazing it did make me soo sad at times especially when euan died and the what ray ended up with though having a family his life inside there was still somthing missing but im glad he found jeremy (Gabriel) in the end....if you dont know what im talking about and im totally sorry for the spoilers im afraid you'd just have to go red it yourself....though i wish there was more chapters :'(
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Boring, not really worth it   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by korinacaffeine
August 10th, 2012, 9:29am
Hideously boring and frustrating. The plot doesn't seem to know where it's going. Maybe it's just because I'm not really a yaoi/shounen-ai fan, but I really couldn't get into this.

The ending was just as boring and anticlimactic as the rest of the shoujo and it will leave you scratching your head. Absolutely nothing is accomplished in this story. The whole thing felt like an excuse to write a boylove story about old England.
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Great Until the Ending!!   
Rating: N/A
by FeelThis
April 27th, 2012, 1:54pm
Okay, if the story was "ongoing" and I was still anxiously awaiting the author to continue it since she went on Hiatus (make-believe okay), then I would rate this a 12 out of 10.

But, the final chapter literary speaking brought down the rating by 4 points. Horrid ending!!!! At least Flowers of Evil felt like an ending - though rushed. This one is stupid, EXTREMELY rushed and unconnected. Almost like the author just wanted to move on without giving this otherwise fantastic title another second.

Too bad...
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AHH YES!!   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by born2shop
March 9th, 2012, 4:33pm
So I have to say that I am completely satisfied =] OMG This was amazing!! When I had read Flowers of Evil I was upset that there wasn't a happier ending, but I'm glad that there was this time. Though I read comments about Euan, I can't say I agreed with them. He wasn't really a bad person at all!! I loved Jeremy/Grabriel.. So glad that things turned out well for her. But who would've thought that things would be like that!! Still don't understand Angela or Yvonne. But whatever. A must read. Go Now!!
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an excuse to draw pretty pictures??   
Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
by areumlee
November 27th, 2011, 2:12am
I read Flowers of Evil and fell in love with the entire story, the art, the whole package.
I was expecting WAY more when I read this, especially since it's a more recent work. The beginning started off nicely, a little bit of comedy really worked for it.
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Around the time Gabriel went to their villa though....that's when things got weird. All the guys liked her.....but...some of them liked her as a guy and some as a girl, I was so confused what was going on. Death and chase scenes were here and there, I don't really understand the motivation for a lot of the stuff going on at all. Also, I think towards the end, there was way too much focus on the story that I became way disconnected with the characters. Gabriel..no joke, I actually began seeing her as a guy because she didn't have personality and looked like any other guy in the manhwa. This manhwa is just so messy, and the story is really kind of up and down. I'm sorry, but the art is literally the only redeeming quality.
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TRAGEDY   
Rating: 9.3 / 10.0
by whitespade
November 21st, 2011, 6:14am
i know i shouldn't expect any roses from this mangaka, but i thought things will be all-right but it is just some-right.
the art is very breathtakingly beautiful, it lend more weight to the drama that is unfolding. however, there's a very large plot hole that did not get explained, which is concerning how this thing started in the first place. so, eventhough this manhwa is engrossing, at the end there's just nagging feelings that left me unable to be completely immersed in the story. however, still worth a read as its is the characters emotions that is important, not the storyline itself that carry this manhwa.

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