The Garden Guide

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

Baden Cemetery

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362. The burial-ground at Baden (fig. 114.) is remarkable for a piece of rockwork called the Oehlberg Mount of Olives; on this are three clothed figures, larger than life, representing three of the disciples worshipping a figure of Jesus Christ, which is placed on the summit of the rock. In this burial-ground, as in most others in catholic countries, is a large and conspicuous crucifix in stone, the sculpture of which is considered to be remarkably well executed. There is a plain chapel for the usual purposes, and a number of trees and bushes are sprinkled among the tombs, but no flowers; the situation being low, and the soil clayey and moist. Here the children are buried in a place by themselves, to economise space, as at Kinzigthal. Their little graves are distinguished by crosses and crowns of white satin, ornamented with everlastings of different colours, and with artificial roses, wall-flowers, &c., made of paper.