The Garden Guide

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

Valley walks

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1548. Of valley walks, one on the wooded banks of a winding river, with cascades, or running over a rocky bed, the path sometimes accompanying the stream, at other times both retiring, or separating from each other, till the sound of the water is scarcely heard through the wood, and then meeting again, accompanied by open glade or meadow, with the other variations of which such scenery is susceptible, may be reckoned among the finest of the kind.