The Garden Guide

Book: Gardening tours by J.C. Loudon 1831-1842
Chapter: Northern England and Southern Scotland in 1841

Stirling Arboretum

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An Arboretum at Stirling. - We were agreeably surprised by Messrs. Drummond informing us that the Commission of Woods and Forests had it in contemplation to devote a portion of the crown lands surrounding the town to a public garden, and to plant in it a collection of trees and shrubs. The idea is excellent, and worthy of the present enlightened times. The Messrs. M'Nab of Edinburgh have examined the ground and reported on the subject, and we hope as little time as possible will be lost in carrying the scheme into execution. The trees and shrubs, we trust, will not be crowded, drawn up, and impoverished by nurses (planted too near at first, and neglected to be thinned afterwards), as is too generally the case in Scotland; and we trust all the specimens will be named, as is now being done by the Woods and Forests, at our suggestion, in St. James's Park and Kensington Gardens. (To be continued.)