This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V24", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
As we go to press we regret to announce the decease of this munificent patron of gardening. His beautiful country-seat, "Wodenethe," on the Hudson, was « long regarded as the finest specimen of landscape gardening in America, and besides its landscape beauty, contained one of the best collections of hardy trees and shrubs. He was an early friend of the great landscape gardener, A. J. Downing, from whom he derived his earliest lessons, and he edited one of the editions of Mr. Downing's work on this fine art; and published a guide to the finest country-seats in Great Britain, besides contributing numerous interesting articles on the same subject to the Gardener's Monthly. He was the son of Sargent, a celebrated painter of Boston, a graduate of Harvard, a lawyer, and finally a banker. He was a cousin to Prof. C. S. Sargent, the well known botanist and arboriculturist. He spent the winters in Boston, but had not yet removed, and he died on the spot, and amid the scenes he loved so well, in his 72d year.