The Garden; An Illustrated Weekly Journal of Gardening in All Its Branches Volume 9

The Garden; An Illustrated Weekly Journal of Gardening in All Its Branches Volume 9

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ...used for public or private recreation, differing from a garden in its spaciousness and the broad, simple, and natural character of its scenery, and from a "wood " in the more scattered arrangement of its trees and greater expanse of its glades, and consequently of its landscapes. For the sake of completeness, recreation grounds not properly called parks will be considered under the same title. The grounds of an old English country seat are usually divided into two parts, one enclosed within the other and separated from it by some form of fence. The interior part, immediately around the dwelling, is distinguished as the pleasure ground or kept ground, the outer as the park. The park is often left open to the public, and frequently the public have certain legal rights in it, especially rights of way. The use of the park as part of a private property is to put the possibilities of disagreeable neighbourhood at a distance from the house and the more domestic grounds, to supply a pleasant place of escape from the confinement and orderliness of the more artificial parts of the establishment, and for prolonged and vigorous out-of-door exercise. The kept grounds, being used incidentally to indoor occupations, are designed in close adaptation to the plan of the house, richly decorated, and often exquisitely ordered by the constant labour of gardeners. Anciently the kept grounds were designed as a part of the same general architectural plan with the house, and were enclosed and decorated with masses of foliage dipped in imitation of cut and sculptured stone. Their lofty hedges often completely intercepted the view from the house toward the park. A recognition of the fact that the parks were much more beautiful than the kept grounds when thus...
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  • Paperback | 902 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 45mm | 1,579g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123660668X
  • 9781236606686