The Garden Guide

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

Danish horticulture

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2. Gardening, in Denmark, in respect to Flowers, Plants of Ornament, and Botanic Gardens 429. The flowers generally cultivated in Denmark are, roses, carnations, stocks, hyacinths, tulips, &c.; and herbaceous, biennial, and annual plants. Great collections of stove and greenhouse plants, except of the old species, are not commonly seen in noblemen or gentlemen's gardens. The fine New Holland plants, such as banksias, epacris, all the new acacias and melaleucas, &c., are wanting, except what there are in the botanic gardens. Great and fine collections of American plants, as Rhododendron, Azalea, Magnolia, &c., are very rare; at least the finer kinds cultivated in Britain; they all require the protection of a house during severe winters, and to be kept in pots or tubs. In this way even the common laurel must be treated. A floricultural society was established at Copenhagen in 1830; and the reigning family are ardently attached to every department in gardening.