The Garden Landscape Guide

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

Spasko Crimea Garden

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465. Spasko is the country residence of Admiral Greig, near Nicholaef, in the Crimea. Here, by planting fruits and ornamental trees, the arid Scythian steppe has been changed into a beautiful garden. Though the soil of the steppe is covered with verdure, it is not of sufficient depth to bear trees; so that, in planting, a deep hole is required first to be dug in the calcareous rock, and then filled in with vegetable mould. ( Ibid.) Division iv. Public Gardens in Russia.