International Styles

Garden Tool Shed


In a retired place of the grounds, and not far removed from water, and yet adequately elevated to be secure from damps, this building ought to be situated; it is meant as an ornamental covering to an Ice Well, for when the means of drainage are not plenty of, in point of depth, the building is often so near the surface of the ground as to require additional covering, and a thatched roof becomes important to the preservation of the ice, as the sun will otherwise penetrate and melt it; - in such cases, a free current of air ought to be permitted to take place between the crown of the well and the roof, so that the temperature ought to be moderated.

Garden Tool Shed

The plan of the garden tool shed is square: space so remains applicable to a tool house for the gardener; and on the opposite side, a garden seat may be developed, which, if so placed as to command a prospect, would make a pleasant retreat, and an arbour in which ices and other refreshments may be taken. Reed thatching is the correct covering for this building; the pillars which support it ought to be the unbarked wood of forest trees, and the arches and railing composed of its branches; creepers and other plants night be trained about it in great luxuriance, in order to render it an ornamental object in a garden.




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