The Garden Guide

Book: Fragments on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening, 1816
Chapter: Fragment XxvIII. Containing Extracts From The Report On Woburn Abbey.

Belt planting at Woburn

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A belt should consist of wood, through which a road may wind to various points of view [fig. 232: a, a, views into the park; b, a view out of the park to the open country]; or scenery may be shewn under various circumstances of foreground; but a drive should only be among the trees, and under the shade of their branches; especially where a few large old trees may help to vary the sameness of a plantation uniformly consisting of young saplings.