Title: Some English gardens;
Year: 1904 (1900s)
Authors: Jekyll, Gertrude, 1843-1932 Elgood, George Samuel, 1851-
Subjects: Gardens Landscape gardening
Publisher: London, New York and Bombay, Longmans, Green & Co.
Contributing Library: NCSU Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: NCSU Libraries
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at the water-level rises to the proper place. Nothing ismore frequent or more unsightly than a deep pool or basin with straightsides and only a little water in the bottom. If the height of thewater is necessarily fluctuating it is a good plan to build the tank ina succession of such steps ; they are pleasant to see both above andunder water, and in the case of an accident to a straying child, danger isreduced to the smallest point. The picture shows one of the flights of steps from one level toanother. To the left two handsome gate-piers and a fine wrought-iron gate lead to a quiet green meadow. Near by and just across itis the Medway, with wooded banks and groups of fine trees. The oldwall is beautiful from the meadow side ; its coping a garden of wildflowers. Above it is seen the clipped yew hedge with its series of risingornaments, rounded in the direction of the axis of the hedge, but flat on 84 THK TERRACE STEPS, PENSHHRST from the picicrk in the possession ofMr. Frederick Greene
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its two faces. This is seen in the picture on the upper level, above thesteps to the left. Herbaceous plants are grandly grown throughout this beautifulgarden. Specially noticeable are the fine taste and knowledge of gardeneffect with which they have been used. There are not flowers every-where, but between the flowery portions of the garden are quiet greenspaces that rest and refresh the eye, and that give both eye and brain thebest possible preparation for a further display and enjoyment of theirbeauty. Such an example the picture shows. On either side is a border withmasses of strong-growing hardy plants—pale Monkshood, EveningPrimrose, Sweet-William, Pink Mallow—then, above the steps, only therestful turf underfoot, and to right and left the quiet walls of yew ; atthe end a group of great elms. At the foot of the steps, passing awayto the right, is another double flower-border, passing again by a turnto the right into the quiet green walk leading to the large fountainbasin. Ma
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