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Frank Scott dedicates his book to the memory of A.J. Downing, his friend and instructor, this book is dedicated, with affectionate remembrance, by the author. Scott believed firmly in a well trimmed lawn, stating a smooth, closely shaven surface of grass is by far the most essential element of beauty on the grounds of a suburban home. Scott preferred the transparency of iron fencing; the Mansion displays such fencing. The use of fruit trees close to the house is shown in Scott’s plans many times over; therefore, the Mansion garden features two apple trees, a pear tree and a cherry tree along with a grape arbor and run of red currents, all protected by an arborvitae screen. Another feature of the 1870 Mansion garden is a hemlock arch formed by two hemlock trees trained together. Scott’s ribbon garden was revived in 2016.