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

Wooburn House Garden

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Wooburn House, Sir Griffith Wilson. -A most agreeable and varied road leads to the village of Wooburn, near which is the seat of Sir Griffith Wilson. The surface is flat, on the banks of a rapid stream; and the only thing that we saw remarkable was a row of very tall and thick-trunked Lombardy poplars, growing very close together by the roadside. We agree with our indefatigable correspondent, Mr. Howden, that admirable fences might be formed of Lombardy poplars, or other trees, planted closely together in rows: indeed, this is already done in various parts of France, Italy, and Germany.