The Garden Landscape Guide

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

Danish garden design

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1. Danish Gardening, as an Art of Design and Taste 419. The principal gardens in Denmark are the royal gardens, near Copenhagen; but there are many noblemen and gentlemen's places, throughout the kingdom, beautifully situated, and kept in good order. The gardens of Marienlust, near Elsinore, which are said to occupy the same space as those in which Hamlet's father was murdered, and those of Prince Frederick, near the city, may be considered the Greenwich and Hyde Park of Copenhagen. Hirschfeld mentions Ashberg, on the lake Pleon, as one of the finest residences in Denmark in his time; and enumerates nearly a dozen others as seats of great beauty.