The Garden Guide

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

William Shenstone invention of landscape gardening

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Landscape Gardening is, indeed, only a modern word, first coined, we believe, by Shenstone, since the art has been based upon natural beauty; but as an extensively embellished scene, filled with rare trees, fountains, and statues, may, however artificial, be termed a landscape garden, the classical gardens are fairly included in a retrospective view.