The Garden Landscape Guide

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

Spanish flower gardens

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516. A taste for flowers and plants of ornament is not very general in Spain, though odoriferous flowers, as the jasmine, the orange, &c. are said to be in repute with the ladies; and various sorts are grown in the conventual gardens of the priests, for official decorations in churches and oratories.