The Garden Guide

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

Definition of landscape gardening

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OUR first most endearing and most sacred associations," says the amiable Mrs. Horland, "are connected with gardens; our most simple and most refined perceptions of beauty are combined with them." And we may add to this, that Landscape Gardening, which is an artistical combination of the beautiful in nature and art-an union of natural expression and harmonious cultivation-is capable of affording us the highest and most intellectual enjoyment to be found in any cares or pleasures belonging to the soil.