12 AUGUST 1905, Page 22

The Book of Garden Design. By Charles Thonger. (John Lane.

2s. 6d. net.)—Most of us have to be content with gardens already designed. Still, even then there are hints to be found in this volume. The happier few who have the delightful task before them of making a garden—delightful, but not without trouble— will meet here with everything that they want. There is a reaction nowadays in favour of the formal—the "wild garden is a separate province—but Mr. Thonger takes a large view of his subject.