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A treatise on the theory and practice of landscape gardening, adapted to North America; with a view to the improvement of country residences. Comprising historical notices and general principles of the art, directions for laying out grounds and arranging  plantations, the description and cultivation of hardy trees, decorative accompaniments to the house and grounds, the formation of pieces of artificial water, flower gardens, etc. with remarks on rural architecture... Preview this item
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A treatise on the theory and practice of landscape gardening, adapted to North America; with a view to the improvement of country residences. Comprising historical notices and general principles of the art, directions for laying out grounds and arranging plantations, the description and cultivation of hardy trees, decorative accompaniments to the house and grounds, the formation of pieces of artificial water, flower gardens, etc. with remarks on rural architecture...

Author: A J Downing
Publisher: New York & London, Wiley and Putnam; Boston, C. C. Little & co., 1841
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Downing, A.J. (Andrew Jackson), 1815-1852.
Treatise on the theory and practice of landscape gardening, adapted to North America.
New York & London, Wiley and Putnam; Boston, C.C. Little & Co., 1841
(OCoLC)742075226
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: A J Downing
OCLC Number: 906025456
Description: 2 p. l., viii, [9]-451 p. front., illus. 24 cm.
Contents: Historical sketches --
Beauties of landscape gardening --
Wood and plantations --
Deciduous ornamental trees --
Evergreen ornamental trees --
Vines and climbing plants --
Treatment of ground --
formation of walks --
Treatment of water --
Landscape or rural architecture --
Embellishments ; Architectural, rustic, and floral --
Appendix. I. Notes on transplanting trees, Reasons for frequent failures in removing large trees, Directions for performing this operation, Selection of subjects, Preparing trees for removal, Transplanting evergreens ; II. Description of an English suburban residence, Chesthunt Cottage, With views and plans showing the arrangement of the house and grounds, And mode of managing the whole premises.
Responsibility: By A. J. Downing.

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