The Parterre, Harewood House

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Gardens of Harewood House after a storm, showing a balustrade, fountains, and flower beds
The Parterre, Harewood House, nr. Leeds.

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View of the gardens of Harewood House after the rain, showing a balustrade, fountains and flower beds, as well as a group of people coming down a flight of steps. The scenery is described as follows by the author:

“The Parterre,” the subject of our plate, is from a design by Mr Nesfield, and presents a beautiful example of decorative scenery, enclosed by characteristic shrubbery and the grand leafy masses of ancient woods. This noble garden, occupying the south side of the house, is approached by handsome flights of steps, and a terrace divided by a line of ornamental baskets filled with the choicest and most effective plants. […] Three fountains of carved stone, by Raymond Smith, add to the general effect of this well-designed and beautiful spot.

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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