The Garden Guide

Book: Fragments on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening, 1816
Chapter: Fragment Xvi. Concerning Villas.

Garden planning

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After effectually inclosing and securing the whole area, the next consideration is, how it shall be occupied: this is described by the map. I first allot the garden for fruit and vegetables, which may be locked up, laying it altogether, and making access to the yard by a road to divide the garden from the melon-ground, &c. This garden may be decorated with neat gravel-walks and beds of flowers and shrubs, with terrace views into the forest; and, including the house and yards, will be about two acres: there will then remain about two acres and a half to the north, which is too much to be all pleasure-ground, and either the whole may be fed with cattle as a lawn, or the part near the house, including the gravel roads, may be fenced with a wire or trellis fence, which will give neatness and comfort, without waste of land. All rabbit-beds and burrows, within the fence, should, of course, be levelled and destroyed.