The Garden Guide

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

The parochial schoolmaster's house

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1580. The parochial schoolmaster's house may be furnished with a sufficient quantity of ground to instruct the boys in the simple processes of gardening and agriculture. There should be a large play-ground attached, round which may be a belt containing trees and shrubs of a few of the kinds commonest in Great Britain, so as to serve as specimens for the schoolmaster to impart to the boys some botanical knowledge.