The Garden Guide

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

Bruck garden design

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308. Bruck, on the Leytha, the seat of Count Harrach, is one of the finest places in Germany. The river Leytha runs through the grounds, and, though it improves them in summer, it is injurious to the place in some respects, from the river frequently overflowing its banks. On the other hand, it has been conjectured that the magnificent growth of the trees is owing to the deposit of loamy soil, 6 in. or 9 in., which the river leaves every year. The Nelumbium speciosum is said to be in such abundance at this place, as to be thought of little value; immense quantities being raised every year from seed.