The Garden Guide

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

The mansion and demesne

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1574. The mansion and demesne. The characteristic of a country residence of this kind is the demesne; and it comprises castles, abbeys, and palaces, as well as mansions. It should consist of a house with extensive offices and stables, which are generally disposed round a court-yard; kitchen-gardens, including hothouses of various descriptions; and it has a park in addition to the ordinary pleasure-grounds and gardens.