The Garden Guide

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

White Lodge, Richmond Park, Lord Sidmouth 3

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The drawings [figs. 196 and 197], by which this subject is elucidated, will, perhaps, be deemed more picturesque as a park than as a garden; but it has frequently been observed, that garden scenery seldom presents subjects for a picture. Let us rather consider which of the two is most applicable to the uses of habitation-the neatness and security of a gravel-walk, or the uncleanly, pathless grass of the forest, filled with troublesome animals of every kind, and some, occasionally, dangerous.