The Garden Guide

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

New Jersey garden design

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846. The seat of the Count de Survilliers (Joseph Bonaparte), near Bordentown, on the New Jersey shore of the Delaware, is in the midst of an extensive tract of land, on which the ex-monarch has built several houses, which are occupied by French tenants. The country is very flat, but a terrace of two sides has been raised, commanding a fine reach of the river. At the point where this terrace forms a right angle, a lofty chapel has been erected, which looks very much like an observatory. The highest part of this building presents, in every direction, the appearance of an immense cross; the transept being formed by the projection of an ample balcony, which surrounds a tower. (Ibid., vol. ii. p. 154.)