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

Chilton Lodge

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Chilton Lodge, John Pearse, Esq. - Aug. 17. The house is placed on a sloping irregular bank, among old beech trees. It is a cubical mass in the modern style; badly placed and badly approached; though the prospect from it is noble and extensive. The pleasure-ground and shrubbery walks are meagre; but these and the kitchen-garden are exceedingly well managed by the gardener, Mr. Hamilton. The gardener's house is good, and much more beautifully situated than that of his master. It is placed on the brow of a bank, with the river Kennet beneath, and water meadows and a fertile country beyond; forming altogether a delightful scene. In the kitchen-garden, we found excellent crops, grown in the very best style. The hot-houses are heated by hot water, by Mr. Stothart, of Bath. THE GARDENER'S MAGAZINE, JULY, 1834. ORIGINAL COMMUNICATIONS.