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
Forest Hill Garden
Forest Hill, ----- Riley, Esq. - Aug. 4. A small place, without any pretensions to natural beauty; but with a lawn tastefully laid out, and planted and kept in the highest order, by the present gardener, Mr. Brown. The standard roses in the lawn are placed in the centre of dug circles, about 18 in. in diameter; and these dug circles are obliged to be covered with flints, to prevent the rabbits from scraping them. The soil of the kitchen-garden is a very strong clay; and Mr. Brown can only get crops of large onions by sowing them in the autumn and transplanting them in the spring.