The Horticulturist has, from time to time, ever since its first number, given occa. sional designs for ornamental rustic buildings. On looking over the past volumes we find a considerable amount of this kind of illustration, and occasionally in our rides we observe instances of successful imitations of the engravings; an encouragement to continue.

Extremely ornate summer houses are only admissible in a highly finished scene in first class country residences, where the house and all its appurtenances are in a high style of art; but the modest gardens of suburban amateurs may possess the ornamental objects and rural buildings, as spirited in design and as well proportioned as the more expensive and ornate villa.

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We present an original design which may be varied in the construction where expense is an object; the turned posts, for instance, might be supplied by cedar in the rough state ; the sawed ornaments around the top may be made by machinery, and the whole filling in, if necessary, may be composed of lath neatly colored.

To a gentleman fond of handling tools, rustic work offers a field of amusement in the winter months, and he may easily form himself into a master builder; with a little exercise of ingenuity, and a good model, effects may be produced that will prove highly-ornamental.

The present structure is well adapted for running vines.