The Garden Guide

Book: History of Garden Design and Gardening
Chapter: Chapter 3: European Gardens (500AD-1850)

Castellan gardening

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92. The geometric and architectural styles of gardening Castellan and G. L. Meason suppose to have been adopted in Italy, because the elements of what is now called English gardening are common every where in the natural scenery of the country, � so �in order to form a contrast, the Italian adopted round his villa the formal style of pleasure ground, alleys of trees, trimmed evergreens, fountains and cascades; and by architectural decorations of stairs, built terraces, and balustrades, the garden became united to the villa.'