The Garden Guide

Book: A treatise on the theory and practice of landscape gardening, adapted to North America,1841
Chapter: Section I. Historical Sketches.

Alexander Popes garden at Twickenham

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Pope was a refined and skilful amateur, and his garden at Twickenham became a celebrated miniature type of the natural school. In his Epistle to Lord Burlington, he developed sound principles for the new art;-the study of nature; the genius of the place; and never to lose sight of good sense; the latter, a rule which the whimsical follies of that day in gardening, seemed, doubtless, to render especially necessary, but which the discordant abortions of ambitious, would-be men of taste, prove is one soonest violated in every succeeding age.