The Garden Guide

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

Hanover Gardens

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v. Gardening, as an Art of Design end Taste, in Hannover 338. Hanover is still more deficient than Saxony in fine gardens, and it has the additional disadvantage of an unvaried surface, and a miserable sandy soil. Till lately, Hanover may be considered to have been half a century behind the rest of Germany in rural matters, and in every description of knowledge. Travellers mention the garden of the palace, which was situated in the capital, and marked by a few lime trees. The garden of Herrnhausen has long heen celebrated for its double alley of lime trees, and for its jet d'eau of three feet in circumference, at the opening from which the water issues, and rises to the height of eighty feet. The garden of Wallmoden, like the others mentioned, is open to the public; but contains little worthy of particular notice. The garden of Hinuber, in which the English style of laying out grounds was first exhibited in the electorate, no longer exists.