English art critic John Ruskin “formulate[s] a theory by which architecture could be judged by its dependence on natural form, and ornament was only acceptable when it was clearly derived from natural sources.” The contrived, exotic gardens of the Victorian era quickly became commonplace, unnatural, and out of fashion.

-Hitchmough, Wendy “Arts and Crafts Gardens,” (New York: Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., 1998,) 18.