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

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fish-ponds, pleaching, arbours,
galleries, hedges, palisades, groves

The double purpose of a garden—for use and
pleasure — has been forgotten in landscape
gardening. You either get a kitchen garden
useful but ugly, or a pleasure garden not useful,
and only redeemed from ugliness by the flowers
themselves. The charm of the older garden is
in the combination of the two, or rather the
way in which grounds and water laid out, not
solely for their beauty, were made beautiful by
their reasonable order. The old fish-pond with
its regular grass banks is a charming thing in
itself, yet this was at first as much a matter of
necessity as the poultry-house or the dove-cote.
Here lived the lazy carp, the pike, the perch,
the bream, the tench, and other fish that might
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