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

St Johns College Garden

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The garden of St. John's College is under the care of Mr. Fairbairn, who is introducing various improvements, and intends ultimately to have, if possible, an approximation to an arboretum, with the different species named. This is as it ought to be, and we could wish to see the same thing attempted in every college garden. What all these gardens, without any exception, might excel in, would be, climbersand creepers on their boundary walls, and mignonette in the crevices of their paved open courts, and at the bases of the walls of the gravelled courts, as Mr. Fairbairn has successfully exemplified in the gravelled court of St. John's. The garden at St John's is considered the largest college garden in Oxford.