The Lake, Trentham Hall Gardens

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Sunset view of the lake at Trentham Hall, with a boat drawing alongside the bank
The lake, Trentham Hall gardens.

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Sunset view of the lake at Trentham Hall, with a boat drawing alongside the bank and a group of people standing nearby under a green arch. The scenery is described as follows by the author:

… The bright and silvery lake seems dreaming away into the foliage of the woods, with green islands darkling on its bosom, and noble swans nestling on its surface, watching the life-like shadows that look up to them from the face of the blue sky below. […] Gradually rising from the lake, the ground assumes a bolder character, and forms a distinct ridge clothed entirely by a fine old wood, called the King’s Wood, whose wave-like and diversified foliage seems to roll in the sun like the slumbering swell of the ocean.

More information about this book can be found on the blog of the Gardens Trust (page saved to the Internet Archive).

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