The Garden Guide

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

Vilain Quatorze garden

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169. The seat of Madame Vilain Quatorze (fig. 39.), like most of the others mentioned, and like villas in general in this country, is interspersed with water; and the boundary of the demesne, instead of being a wall, hedge, or belt of plantation, is a broad canal, over which of course is seen the adjacent country. The grounds are of considerable extent, and include a farm, pleasure-ground, kitchen and (lower-garden. A plan of a part of the grounds round the house has been given in the Horticultural Tour, from which our engraving is copied.