The Garden Guide

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


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1566. The shrubbery generally connects the house and flower-gardens, and forms strictly speaking, a part of the pleasure-ground scenery. It is a scene in which the object is to arrange a collection of foreign trees and shrubs in a dug border, generally on the north side of a walk, or in dug groups and patches. One very principal consideration is, to connect, partly in appearance only, the dug patches. The distinct unconnected obtrusion of such scenes is justly reprobated by Price, who gives excellent instructions for creating the beautiful picturesque among dug groups, and preserving all the polish and appearance of high keeping with the most delicate culture of the plants.