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.

Planting modes 1

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The next step was in doubling these straight rows [fig. 229, a], to form shady walks; but fashion, not content with the simplicity of such an avenue of trees placed opposite to each other, invented the quincunx [fig. 229, b], by which those straight lines were multiplied in three different directions. As the eagerness of adopting this fashion could not always wait the tedious growth of trees, where old woods existed they were cut through in straight lines and vistas, and in form of stars [c], and pates d'oie [goose feet, d], which prevailed at the beginning of the last century.