The Garden Guide

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

Turning deformity into beauty in landscape gardens

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1501. The art of the landscape-gardener is never more conspicuously displayed than when he succeeds in turning a natural deformity into a beauty. In some cases this may be effected with comparative ease, as, for example, in turning an old chalk pit into a garden. In some cases this has been done with so much taste, as to surpass in effect gardens which have been laid out with every advantage and choice of situation.