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.

Design of gardens at Woburn

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The disposition of the gardens at Woburn has now been so far completed, that it would be superfluous to describe their details, because the several objects may be viewed on the spot; but I will briefly enumerate the heads under which they have been classed. The corridor, or covered-way, by which a sheltered communication is given from the house to the stables, conservatory, flower-houses, tennis-court, riding-house, chinese-dairy game-larder, &c. The dressed or architectural pleasure-ground, separated from the menagerie by the door [which, on the one side, fig. 226, enters from the pleasure-ground, as] represented in the annexed sketch [fig. 226; and, on the other, opens to a rustic pavilion as in fig. 227]. The forcing-garden has not yet been completed, but, as an object of winter comfort, a sketch [fig. 228] is subjoined.