The Garden Guide

Book: Sketches and Hints on Landscape Gardening, 1795
Chapter: Chapter 1: Concerning different characters and situations

The character and situation of a place

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ALL rational improvement of grounds is, necessarily, founded on a due attention to the CHARACTER and SITUATION of the place to be improved: the former teaches what is advisable, the latter what is possible, to be done; while the extent of the premises has less influence than is generally imagined; as, however large or small it may be, one of the fundamental principles of landscape gardening is to disguise the real boundary.