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Image from page 156 of “Scottish gardens; being a representative selection of different types, old and new” (1908)

Identifier: scottishgarden00maxw
Title: Scottish gardens; being a representative selection of different types, old and new
Year: 1908 (1900s)
Authors: Maxwell, Herbert, Sir, 1845-1937 Wilson, Mary G.W., illus
Subjects: Gardens
Publisher: London : E. Arnold
Contributing Library: University of British Columbia Library
Digitizing Sponsor: University of British Columbia Library

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limate, with abundant shelter from violent winds,of cultivating the choicer kinds of trees and shrubsmentioned in Appendices A and B. Nevertheless, natural features have not beenneglected ; breadth of effect has been well securedby contrast of massive woodland with liberal spacesof turf; brightness has been obtained by beds ofroses and the ordinary border flowers ; and chroughthis fair scene flows the river Ayr, here churninginto foam among reefs of red sandstone, theresweeping in glassy reaches under the shade ofvenerable trees. Miss Wilson has chosen for her subject the cliffwhich falls sheer from the bluff whereon the mansion-house is built, and which has been skilfully wroughtinto a hanging garden in a series of galleries ratherthan terraces. It is a notable feature, and confersan air of distinction upon what might otherwise beremembered as merely a very pretty garden. Samenessis not so prevalent a vice in decorative horticul-ture as it was five-and-twenty years ago. It is the 110

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Tagged: , bookid:scottishgarden00maxw , bookyear:1908 , bookdecade:1900 , bookcentury:1900 , bookauthor:Maxwell__Herbert__Sir__1845_1937 , bookauthor:Wilson__Mary_G_W___illus , booksubject:Gardens , bookpublisher:London___E__Arnold , bookcontributor:University_of_British_Columbia_Library , booksponsor:University_of_British_Columbia_Library , bookleafnumber:156 , bookcollection:ubclibrary , bookcollection:toronto , BHL Collection

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