The Garden Guide

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

Layout of botanic gardens

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1601. In laying out the area of a botanic garden, the objects already mentioned, and various others, must be kept in view. If it be merely desired to have a general collection, then a surrounding border for the trees and shrubs, internal compartments for the beds of herbaceous plants, and a space at one cud or side for tho hothouses, frames, compost-yard, &c. will be sufficient; surrounding the whole with a walk, which may also cross the garden in one or more places. Such a walk, to display in succession every remarkable feature, is essential to all gardens, whatever may be their extent or kind.