The Garden Guide

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

Heiligen See landscape garden

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319. The garden of the palace of the Heiligen See (fig. 78.) is avowedly English, and is in much better taste than that at Charlottenburg. The palace is cased externally with marble; it is in a chaste style of Grecian architecture, and is praised by Wilson (Tour on the Continent, 1820). as one of the best pieces of architecture in Prussia. It is built close to the lake, and the kitchen is placed in an island, disguised as a temple, and connected by a subaquarian passage. Those sumptuous works were the joint productions of the counsellor Langhaus, professor Hirschfeld, and the architect Gontard, during Frederick William II's reign.