The Garden Guide

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

Georgia garden design

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854. The garden of Lewis Le Conte, Esq., near Riceborough, is said by Mr. Gordon to be the richest in bulbs that he had ever seen. M. Le Conte is an excellent botanist and vegetable physiologist. He has also paid great attention to the subject of arboriculture. (G.M., vol. viii. p. 287.) The village of Riceborough (fig. 231.) is very picturesque. Most of the houses have verandas ; and it is observed, both by Captain Hall and by Mr. Stuart, that the pride of India, the Melia Azedarach, is planted along the streets, as well as in those of most of the southern towns, particularly Charleston and Savannah. (Hall's Sketches, &c., and Three Years in North America, &c.)