AND ARCHITECTS' GARDENS
Two reviews, illustrated, to
show, by actual examples from British gardens, that
clipping and aligning trees to make them 'harmonise'
with architecture is barbarous, needless, and inartistic
W. Robinson, F.L.S.
John Murray, Albemarle Street
Sir Philip Currie, K.C.B.
beautiful house in a fair landscape is the most
delightful scene of the cultivated earth—all the more so
if there be an artistic garden—the rarest thing to find!
The union—a happy marriage it should be—between the
house beautiful and the ground near it is worthy of more
thought than it has had in the past, and the best ways
of effecting that union artistically should interest men
more and more as our cities grow larger and our lovely
English landscape shrinks2
back from them. The views of old writers will help us
little, for a wholly different state of things has
arisen in these mechanical days. My own view is that we
have never yet got from the garden......................