International Styles

Garden Seat


This design would furnish an elegant addition to flower gardens, as its parts are composed for the purpose of training foliage in a light and playful manner: the making is very simple, consisting of oak pillars and iron-rods to form the arcades and trellisses. The basket like ornaments on the pillars may be developed either of light iron or wicker-work into which creepers could be trained, in order to fill them with a rich assemblage of natural and living flowers; or vines could be substituted and so conducted as to appear to fill the baskets with their produce. An arcade of this kind, being of considerable length, would have a good effect either in a straight line bordering a parterre, or in compassing a circular or polygonal arena of grass-plats and beds of flowers.

Garden Seat

As a garden seat, possibly the design could be improved by adding to it a light trellis roof, sloping from the straight connecting rods above the arches, down to the wall or back of the recess; this roof may be covered by foliages, so allowing protection from the sun.

In flower gardens, it is usual to have an ornamental conservatory, and if it be so placed as to permit this kind of erection on each side of it, forming ornamental approaches on its right and left, a beautiful perspective continuity would result when viewed through its length, and the front view would also be improved by it. The expense of this addition is comparatively small, but the effect produced would be both striking and agreeable.




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