The Garden Guide

Book: Gardening tours by J.C. Loudon 1831-1842
Chapter: Northern England and Southern Scotland in 1841

Garscube Kitchen Garden

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The kitchen-garden is large, and surrounded by substantial brick walls; but, like almost all the Scotch gardens, even the magnificent one lately formed for the Duke of Buccleugh at Dalkeith, there is a want of architectural design, which, in a grand place like Garscube, where every thing else is architectural, is to us a great defect. The doors and gateways are mere holes in the walls, without architraves or architectural piers to give consequence to them; and where so much architectural design is very properly shown on the offices, we know the reason why a proportionate care should not be exhibited in the details of the walls and buildings of the kitchen-garden.