The Garden Guide

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

German hedge planting

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397. Hedges, though not general in Germany, are used on the Rhine and in Holstein: the plants are generally hawthorn, but sometimes hornbeam, or a mixture of native shrubs. Hungary is the most backward province in respect to planting and hedges, as well as to every thing else. A hedge there is rare; and there are scarcely any public avenues beyond Presburg. Existing woods are subjected to a sort of management, for the sake of the fuel they afford, and for their produce in timber and charcoal for the mines.