The Garden Guide

Book: History of Garden Design and Gardening
Chapter: Chapter 4: British Gardens (1100-1830)

Country house gardens

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702. The gardens and grounds of citizens, who have country-houses, may be, in size, from an eighth of an acre to a hundred acres or upwards. Such a latitude, it may easily be conceived, admits of great variety of kitchen-gardens, hothouses, flower-gardens, and pleasure-grounds. They are, in general, the best managed gardens in Britain, and constitute the principal scenery, and the greatest ornament of the neighbourhood of every large town. Those round the metropolis, Liverpool, and Edinburgh, are preeminent.