The Garden Guide

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

Manhatten garden design

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843. Woodlawn. There is hardly an acre of Manhatten Island, says Mrs. Trollope, 'but what shows some pretty villa or stately mansion. The most chosen of those are on the North and East Rivers, to whose margins their lawns descend. Among these, perhaps the loveliest is one (Woodlawn) situated in the beautiful village of Bloomingdale. Here, within the space of sixteen acres, almost every variety of garden scenery may be found. To describe all its diversity of hill and dale, of wood and lawn, of rock and river, would be in vain, for I never saw any thing like it.' (Dom. Man., &c., vol. ii. p. 183.)