The Garden Guide

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

Amelia Garden Karlsruhe

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359. The garden of the Margravine Amelia (fig. 112.) is situated in the suburbs of Carlsruhe. It lies on both sides of a street. It contains about a dozen acres, laid out in 1809, in the natural style, by Hartweg. There are some handsome garden buildings, and some artificial inequalities of surface, very well managed. An archway under the public road connects the one garden with the other. The road is concealed from the house and the grounds by raised mounds, sloping gently backwards from the road; and the carriages and horsemen passing are pointed to as apparently in the garden, seeming to be considered as objects of interest rather than of dislike. This, indeed, is generally the case in Germany. The following are details: � a, Villa. b, Orangery with flower-garden in front. c, Rock work which forms the entrance to a tunnel under the road. d, Water. e, Place for refuse. f, Summer-house. g, Villa and offices for a friend. h, Salad-garden. i, Public road.