The Garden Guide

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

Garden design in Russia

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479. The garden-artists of Russia are the English or German head-gardeners attached to the establishment of the emperor, or of some eminent noble. Gould, Potemkin's gardener, was the Brown of Russia in Catherine's time. This man had a character in some degrees analogous to that of his master; he lived in splendour, kept horses and carriages, and gave occasionally entertainments to the nobility. He afterwards returned to England, and died, at an advanced age, in 1816, at Ormskirk in Lancashire, his native town.