The Garden Guide

Book: Fragments on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening, 1816
Chapter: Fragment Xi. Beaudesert.

Beaudesert before and after sketches

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The following sketches [figs. 178 and 179] shew the manner in which the house has been opened by the removal of tall trees in that rocky dell through which two streams of water now flow, invisibly, because buried in a deep channel amongst the brushwood. This water may easily be brought into sight, and the meadow may be converted into a lake, from whence this sketch [fig. 179] is supposed to be taken. It also represents a part of that new kitchen-garden and fruit-garden already mentioned. Having been permitted to make these extracts from my report of Beaudesert, I will add two fragments from the same MS., one respecting planting, and the other relating to ancient interiors and uniformity of character.