The Garden Guide

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

General principles for public gardens

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1597. The general principles on which public gardens are laid out should, as much as possible, combine amusement with improvement. Hence, the trees and shrubs planted round public promenades should be arranged and named so as to form an arboretum, so that persons frequenting the promenade may become familiarised with the forms of the plants, and learn their names, without taking any trouble to acquire them.