The Garden Guide

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

Changes to natural streams

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1529. A natural stream may sometimes be improved by altering its direction, and bringing it through a more interesting part of the grounds; and we have known an admirable effect produced by bringing a distant river close to the house, even so much as to wash the base of its terrace-wall.