The Garden Guide

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

Pleasure grounds

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1567. The pleasure-ground is a term applied generally to the kept ground and walks of a residence. Sometimes the walk merely passes, in a winding direction, through glades and groups of common scenery, kept polished by the scythe, and from which cattle, &c., are excluded. At other times it includes a part of, or all, the scenes above mentioned; and may embrace several others, as verdant amphitheatres, labyrinths (fig. 270.), a Linnï¾µan, Jussieuean, American, French, or Dutch flower-garden, a, garden of native rock, mountain, or aquatic plants, a picturesque flower-garden, or a Chinese garden, exhibiting only plants in flower, inserted in the ground, and removed to make room for others when the blossoms begin to fade, &c.