The Garden Guide

Book: A treatise on the theory and practice of landscape gardening, adapted to North America,1841
Chapter: Appendix. II. Description of an English Suburban residence, CHESHUNT COTTAGE.

Cheshunt Cottage in London 25

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The Flower-Garden (25, in Fig. 13, in pp. 510, 511), is laid out, as the ground plan indicates, in beds, everywhere bordered with slate; a flower-garden of this kind, with the walks gravelled, having the advantage of rendering the flowers accessible to ladies immediately after rain, when they are often in their greatest beauty, and, at all events, in their greatest freshness and vigor, an advantage which is not obtained when the beds are on turf. There are also flower-beds on turf in other parts of the grounds, but these are filled with roses, dahlias, and other large-growing plants in masses, the beauties of which do not require to be closely examined.