The Garden Guide

Book: A treatise on the theory and practice of landscape gardening, adapted to North America,1841
Chapter: Section III. On Wood.

Planning the grounds of ornamental plantations

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GROUND PLANS OF ORNAMENTAL PLANTATIONS. To illustrate partially our ideas on the arrangement of plantations we place before the reader two or three examples, premising, that the small scale to which they are reduced prevents our giving to them any character beyond that of the general one of the design. The first (Fig. 23) represents a portion, say one third or one half of a piece of property selected for a country seat, and which has hitherto been kept in tillage as ordinary farm land. The public road, a, is the boundary on one side: dd are prettily wooded dells or hollows, which, together with a few groups near the proposed site of the house, c, and a few scattered single trees, make up the aggregate of the original woody embellishments of the locality.