The Garden Guide

Book: Landscape Gardening in Japan, 1912
Chapter: Chapter 12. Garden Composition

Gardens designed by famous men

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FANCY GARDENS. A few illustrations are appended of gardens designed by famous men, which belong, strictly speaking, to none of the styles previously described. Figure 52 shows what is called the "Garden of Mountain Grass," as laid out specially for the purpose of entertaining guests at the sport of hawking. A few rocks of interesting shape are scattered (apparently haphazard, but really with considerable art), in a sea of wavy mountain grass, resembling, in their manner of distribution, islands or sea-rocks dotted in the ocean. No plants, shrubs, or trees of any kind are permitted in a garden of this sort.