The Garden Guide

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

Massachusetts garden design

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844. Waltham House (fig. 230.), the property of Theodore Lyman, in the state of Massachusetts, is situated in a very flourishing country, about nine miles from Boston. The grounds round the house consist of a lawn, of a mile in length, in front, upon which there are many fine oaks, English and American elms, linden, and other valuable forest trees. A deep and clear stream of water, varying in breadth, runs the whole length of the lawn, and afterwards falls into Charles River. There is an extensive park, containing about forty deer, principally of the Bengal breed ; to the left and rear of the house are the kitchen-garden, grapery, greenhouse, hothouse, wall for fruit, &c. This place, in 1840, was still remarkable for its high keeping. (Downing's Landscape Gardening.)