The Garden Guide

Book: The Principles of Landscape Gardening
Chapter: Chapter 2: Compositional Elements of Landscape Gardening

Approach roads

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1540. Of accidental accompaniments, the first are roads; and of roads, the principal is the approach. The approach, or road to the house, ought to display to advantage the beauties of that part of the place it passes through, and as many other beauties as can be done without showing the principal, which are generally those of the garden-front. In both styles, it ought to ascend to the house rather than descend, and pass along a flat or hollow rather than over inequalities of surface.