The Garden Guide

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

Philadelphia garden design

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845. The neighbourhood of Philadelphia is rendered interesting by a succession of gentlemen's seats on the Delaware, which, says Mrs. Trollope, 'if less elaborately finished in architecture and garden grounds than the lovely villas on the Thames, are still beautiful objects to gaze upon as you float rapidly past, on the broad silvery stream that washes their lawns. They present a picture of wealth and enjoyment that accords well with the noble city to which they are an appendage.' (Dom. Man. of the Amer., vol. ii. p. 153.)