The Garden Guide

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

Landscape Gardening in Holland

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173.The improvement which; a British gardener may derive from the study of the landscape gardening of Holland and the Netherlands is not great. Perhaps it may be limited to the employment of water in artificial forms, and to the use of hedges and avenues as parts of pleasure-ground scenery. So much is to be learned from the Dutch in the other branches of gardening, that they may well be excused for not excelling in one for which their country presents no particular facilities.