The Garden Guide

Book: History of Garden Design and Gardening
Chapter: Chapter 1: Gardening in the Ancient World

Garden of Laertes

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8.The gardens of Laertes, mentioned in the same work, are described as similar to the above in character and extent, use being more studied than beauty; and vicinity to the house or palace, for the immediate access of the queen or housewife, being a greater desideratum than extent, variety of products, or prolonged recreation. The ancients associated many other fables with rural objects; such as the fountain and grove of Egeria, &c.