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.

Entrance drive

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THE DRIVES. Before I speak of the drives at Woburn, I shall endeavour to trace the progress of fashion in planting;* by which I mean the various systems adopted at different periods for making trees artificial ornaments. The first was, doubtless, that of planting them in a single row at equal distances, [fig. 229, a]; and this prevailed in the gardens mentioned by Pliny. *[Several passages in the remaining part of this Fragment, Mr. Repton had already given in his "Inquiry," &c. (see p. 332); but, as they are here illustrated by engravings, we have retained them. J. C. L.]