The Garden Landscape Guide

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

French gardens early-seventeenth century

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210.In the beginning of the seventeenth century, Hirschfeld observes, the gardens of France consisted only of a few trees and flowers, some plots of turf and pieces of water; the whole, he adds, according to their own accounts, �are totally devoid of taste, and completely wild and neglected.'