The Garden Landscape Guide

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

Dutch Garden Apprentices

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201.The operative gardeners in Holland are for the most part apprenticed, and serve as journeymen, before they are employed to undertake the care of gardens where several hands are employed; but so general is horticultural knowledge, that every labourer is considered as capable of cropping and dressing an ordinary tradesman's or farmer's garden.