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.