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.

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Fashion, tired of the dull uniformity of straight lines, was then driven to adopt something new: yet, still acting by geometrical rules, it changed to regular forms of circles and curves, in which the trees were always placed at equal distances [fig. 230, e]. This introduced, also, the serpentine avenue for a road [fig. 230, f], of which there is a specimen in the approach from Bedford to Woburn Abbey, which is not unpleasing.