PGPT329

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PGPT329
Date: 1856
Source: illustrations from ‘Rustic adornments for Homes of Taste’

Shirley Hibberd’s book, first published in the year in which Henry Trevor built the Plantation, was an enormous success, going into several reprints. Henry Trevor’s garden shows its influence very strongly: here can be seen the tall urn on a pedestal (see PGPT002) in front of a rustic summerhouse (see PGPT331/2), the rustic style of the seat reminding us of Henry Trevor’s rustic bridge (see PGPT304) The flint buttresses of Henry Trevor’s fountain are also very similar to an illustration for the ‘Marine Aquarium’. Henry Trevor, as a man who sold fashion, would have wanted to show his garden also as an example of good taste.