VI. Of the Rise, Progress, and present State of Gardening in Denmark
417. Gardening was introduced into Denmark at an early period; and the Danish court gardeners, considering the severity of the climate with which they have to contend, rank deservedly high for their forced productions. The parks and pleasure-grounds of Denmark, though not extensive, abound in natural beauty; and art has never in that country done so much to deform nature, as under governments of greater wealth and more absolute power. Denmark has some good botanic gardens, and has produced some eminent botanists.