Repton, Humphry, 1752-1818 / Fragments on the theory and practice of landscape gardening: including some remarks on Grecian and Gothic architecture, collected from various manuscripts, in the possession of the different noblemen and gentlemen, for whose use they were originally written; the whole tending to establish fixed principles in the respective arts
Fragment XXVII. Gardens of Ashridge, pp. -140
140 N, 5, the Winter Garden, with covered walk open to the south, which is a luxury that no place should be without. No 6 is the Monks' Garden restored. "The close clipt box, th' embroider'd bed ,In rows and formal order laid, "And shap'd like graves (for mindful still "Of their last end, the church doth will E'en in their joys her sons should be "Pensive in very gakty)." Hox. Mas E. ERsIKMZ. No 7, disposed in groups, the various kinds of foreign Trees which will bear so sheltered an enclosure. No 8, availing ourselves of a very large building, the Magnolia and other American plants will here find an appropriate situation. No 9 and 10, are Gardens with beds raised to meet the eye, and very unlike any other garden. The Grotto is an excava- tion formed out of an old pool, instead of filling it up, and the whole area of N' 12 has been formed into small hills and valleys, and so surrounded by plantation, that its ori- ginal flatness is totally disguised. In the Rosarium, No 13, is proposed a Fountain, supplied from the holy well, and then led into the grotto, from whence it is finally conducted into the drinking-pool in the park, presenting from one and the same source a redundance of water under different appearances.
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