The Garden Guide

Book: The Principles of Landscape Gardening
Chapter: Chapter 3: Design Composition in Landscape Gardens


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1569. The farm, or that portion of agricultural surface retained in the hands of the owner for private cultivation, was, in both styles, placed without, but adjoining, the park; and, when circumstances admitted, near to the paddocks. In some cases, on a moderate scale, part of the park constitutes the whole or a part of the farm, and is kept in aration. The trees in this cultivated space are arranged in natural-like masses, so as to give the idea of part of a forest scene subjected to the plough. When the park is extensive and truly forest-like, the ciVect of the whole is much improved by the contrast, and recalls to mind those charming scenes in the woody districts of Germany, where cultivation smiles in the glades and recesses of eternal forests.