The Garden Guide

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

German horticulture

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299. In horticulture, when the difficulties that German gardeners have to contend with are taken into consideration, the German gardener is at least upon a par with those of Britain; and he may confidently be pronounced superior to them in forced productions, and in the preservation of vegetables and fruits throughout the winter. This and the preceding branches of horticulture have received a great stimulus, since the peace of 1814, by the establishment of the Prussian Horticultural Society; and by the correspondence of this society, and of the gardeners of German princes, with the Horticultural Society of London.