The Garden Guide

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

Anspach Palace Garden

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328. The garden of the palace of Anspach contains twenty or thirty acres, laid out in the simplest form of the French manner, being intersected by walks, so as to throw it into square and parallelogram compartments, bordered by rows of trees. There is an orangery here, that has long been celebrated in Germany: it is about 300 feet long, 30 feet high, and 30 feet wide; it contains 107 large orange trees in boxes, which were, in November, 1828, covered with fruit. The stems of some of these trees were upwards of a foot in diameter, and the heads from ten to twelve feet across. There were a few other common greenhouse plants, such as pomegranates, olives, myrtles, &c. In an adjoining greenhouse was a small collection of ordinary greenhouse plants, and there were pits and frames for forcing and protecting culinary vegetables.