The Garden Landscape Guide

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

French Revolution and gardens

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225. The first French Revolution was decidedly injurious to gardening, as an art of design on a large scale, as it occasioned a general subdivision and distribution of property; it was, however, favourable to gardening as an art of culture, as it increased the number of small villas, and also the number of purchasers of fruit and flowers.