The Garden Guide

Book: Gardening tours by J.C. Loudon 1831-1842
Chapter: Middlesex, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Wilshire, Dorsetshire, Hampshire, Sussex, and Kent in the Summer of 1832

Burnham village garden

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Burnham. - In passing the second time through this village, we noticed a beautiful little well-kept flower-garden, with a central circular bed of fuchsias magnificently in flower; radiating from which were beds of pelargoniums and the finer annuals. This garden belonged to a village seedsman of the name of Austin. In the main street are two very choice flower-gardens, and a fine cedar tree opposite the house of a brewer; and, at the corner of a cottage, a remarkably large Buddlea globosa. Throughout the village there are a number of fine plants and shrubs. Missing our way, we stumbled on, the kitchen-garden of Dropmore, kept by Mr. Duncan, in which were some fine fig trees, peach trees, and other fruits.