The Garden Guide

Book: Fragments on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening, 1816
Chapter: Fragment Xxvi. Extract From A Recent Report Of A Place Near The Capital.

Sketches of a villa near London

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The annexed sketches [figs. 212 and 213], may serve to give some idea of the magnificent landscape which this villa commands. It is supposed to be taken from the principal front, and shews a part of the alteration proposed in the parterre to the west, and the improvement of the water towards the southwest, which is, at present, almost totally hid by the intervening quincunx of trees [as shewn in fig. 212], which have been suffered to outgrow the original intention of Le Notre, who meant it to form a foreground to the picture, which ought to be seen over it [as shewn in fig. 213].