The Garden Guide

Book: History of Garden Design and Gardening
Chapter: Chapter 5: Gardens in Asia, America, Africa, Australia

Garden design in Chile

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917. A Chilian country-house, belonging to a native Chilian, but of Spanish descent, is described as containing an outer entrance with a mud floor, a rude unfinished roof, a richly carpeted drawing-room, from the windows of which could be seen the gravel walks of a garden stretching under trellised vines, and shaded by a broad belt of lofty walnut trees. (p. 144.) At another country-house, the vines were planted in the manner of those at the Cape of Good Hope, in rows like gooseberry bushes, and supported only here and there as occasion required. The olive groves were covered with fruit (Hall's Mexico, &c.)