i. Gardening, as an Art of Design and Taste, in Austria
305. The taste for gardening in Austria is not so great as in some of the other states; probably from the want of wealth, and the general stagnation of ideas in a city so far inland as to be totally without foreign commerce. There are, however, a few large parks; and the public promenades at Vienna are among the finest in Germany.
[Editor's Note: Loudon treats Austria as part of Germany, because it was the East Reich of the Holy Roman Empire. +sterreich can be translated as 'eastern realm', which is derived from the Old German Ostarrechi. Vienna was effectively the capital of the Empire.]