The Garden Guide

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

Gardening in Hungary

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399. There are very few good gardens in Hungary: that of Prince Esterhazy; the greatest proprietor of that country, is extensive, abounds in hothouses, and contains a very full collection of plants. The prince has an English gardener, whom he sends occasionally to this country to collect whatever is new. The German princes and rulers are in general attached to gardens, and have very considerable ones at their principal residences: some of these have been mentioned, and various others might be added. These gardens are under the direction of intelligent men, who, in general, have spent part of their time in botanic gardens; and, in many cases, have studied or practised in Holland, or in the Paris gardens.