Sunset view of the lower garden at Shrubland Hall, as seen from the upper terrace, showing the flight of steps on the right, a vase of nasturtiums in the foreground, and the ornamental pond, flower beds, and Italianate loggia below. The scenery is described as follows by the author:
The coup d’oeil from the steps leading from the upper, which overlooks the lower garden, has few equals in any country. It commands the panel garden, eighty feet below, with its fountains, statues, and parterres, — at the further side, in the foreground, the exquisite loggia, or open temple, and beyond, a wide stretch of country appropriately bounding the whole. It is so admirably arranged that both can be seen from the balcony in front of the house; a more brilliant and striking spectacle than the domain of Shrublands presents, especially as seen from the Pavilion, crowning the summit of the grand flight of steps, can scarcely be imagined.