The Garden Guide

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

Washington garden design

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851. Kaleirama is about a mile from Washington, on high terrace ground, and is a very pretty place. It is not large, or in any way magnificent, but the view from it is charming; and it has a wood behind, covering about 200 acres of broken ground, that slopes down to a dark cold little river, so closely shut in by rocks and evergreens, that it might serve as a noonday bath for Diana and her nymphs. The whole of this wood is filled with wild flowers, but such as we cherish fondly in our gardens. (Dom. Man., &c., vol. ii. p. 330.)