The Garden Landscape Guide

Book: History of Garden Design and Gardening
Chapter: Chapter 3: European Gardens (500AD-1850)

Austrian garden design

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i. Gardening, as an Art of Design and Taste, in Austria 305. The taste for gardening in Austria is not so great as in some of the other states; probably from the want of wealth, and the general stagnation of ideas in a city so far inland as to be totally without foreign commerce. There are, however, a few large parks; and the public promenades at Vienna are among the finest in Germany. [Editor's Note: Loudon treats Austria as part of Germany, because it was the East Reich of the Holy Roman Empire. +sterreich can be translated as 'eastern realm', which is derived from the Old German Ostarrechi. Vienna was effectively the capital of the Empire.]