The Garden Guide

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

Whitehall Palace Garden

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555. In a garden adjoining Whitehall Palace, Hentzner found 'a jet d'eau with a sundial, which while strangers are looking at, a quantity of water, forced by a wheel, which the gardener turns at a distance, through a number of small pipes, plentifully sprinkles those that are standing round.' (Travels, &c. Strawberry Hill edition, p. 24.)