The Garden Guide

Book: The Principles of Landscape Gardening
Chapter: Chapter 4: Private and Public Landscape Gardens

Cottage accommodation

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1585. The accommodation contained in the cottage, and the size of the garden, should, no doubt, be regulated by the family of the cottager, and the facilities afforded him by his line of employment to live well, or bring up a large family, &c. But we shall take the lowest case that can occur, and state what we consider to be the minimum of accommodation, which a humane employer in England would wish to be enjoyed by his serving labourer, even if he had no other family than his wife.