A garden should be considered a necessary - even an indispensable - appendage of every institution of learning. There both the mind and body of pupils and teachers, wearied and worn by study, might find recreation at once invigo-rating, refreshing, and instructive. What an influence might thus be exerted upon the tastes and habits of the rising generation 1 How the health and strength of delicate youth might be promoted, and all studies connected with natural history be aided! Are these things not worthy the attention of parents who are sending their children to district schools?

For young ladies, a garden is peculiarly important, and it surprises us to hear of parents sending away their daughters to some distant city, shutting them out from the pure air and from all sources of retired and healthful recreations, in most cases, for the flimsy honor of a name.

This matter has been brought to our mind now, by the prospectus of Mrs. Wm. G. Bryan, of Batavia, whose school now occupies the fine mansion of the late Hon. David E. Evans, attached to which is one of the largest, oldest, and finest gardens in Western New York. Batavia is a quiet, beautiful village, distinguished alike for its cultivated, pleasant scenery) and tasteful, polished society. Accessible, too, by railroads from every quarter, it is, in all respects, eligible for such an institution, and it gives us pleasure to aid in making it known.