The Garden Guide

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

Humphry Repton and landscape architecture

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The most distinguished English Landscape Gardeners of more recent date, are the late Humphrey Repton, who died in 1818; and since him John Claudius Loudon, better known in this country, as the celebrated gardening author. Repton's taste in Landscape gardening was cultivated and elegant, and many of the finest parks and pleasure grounds of England, at the present day, bear witness to the skill and harmony of his designs. His published works are full of instructive hints, and at Cobham Hall, one of the finest seats in Britain, is an inscription to his memory, by Lord Darnley. [Andrew Jackoson Downing evidently owned a copy of John Claudius Loudon's collected edition of Humphry Repton's works, which has the term 'landscape architecture' in its title. TT]