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

Flower garden designs

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FIRST, as to the "beauties" of the plan of a garden in Vol. VII. fig. 130., repeated in the present volume, in p; 238. and 239., I think they consist in the outlines of the plantations, which appear well calculated to add to the apparent breadth of the interior ground. The gravel walks, too, harmonise with these outlines; and the sweeps are easy and graceful, with the exception of the punchbowl-like form of a diverging branch, near the far corner fronting the house.