The Garden Guide

Book: A treatise on the theory and practice of landscape gardening, adapted to North America,1841
Chapter: Section VII. Treatment of Ground-Formation of Walks

Contents of Section 7 Ground operations

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Nature of operations on Ground. Treatment of flowing and irregular surfaces to heighten their expression; flats, or level surfaces. Rocks, as materials in Landscape. Laying out Roads and Walks: Directions for the Approach: Rules by Repton. The Drive, and minor walks. The introduction of fences and verdant hedges. --------" Strength may wield the ponderous spade, May turn the clod and wheel the compost home; But elegance, chief grace the garden shows, And most attractive, is the fair result Of thought, the creature of a polished mind." COWPER.