Blomfield, Reginald Theodore ; Thomas, Francis Inigo [Ill.]
The formal garden in England — London, 1892

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This short account of the Formal Garden in
England does not profess to be exhaustive.
The field is a wide one and includes subjects
any one of which could only be fully handled
in a special study. An attempt, however, has
been made to break up ground and to clear
away misconceptions by giving so much of its
history as will show the general character of
the formal garden in England, its absolute
separation from landscape gardening, and the
extent and variety of design which it involves.
It is to the design of the garden that the scope
of the work more particularly refers. No
attempt has been made to deal with horticulture,
with the right methods of growing plants
and flowers and trees : these are fully discussed
by the proper authorities in existing works on
gardening ; but the question of design, of the
treatment of the grounds as a whole as well as
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