The Garden Guide

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

Holland nursery gardens

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200.The nursery and seedsmen of Holland and the Netherlands supply those of Britain, and indeed the whole world, with bulbous flowers; and some of the most celebrated, in 1848, were Makoy of Liege, and Van Houtte of Ghent. We import from Holland and Belgium various culinary and some flower seeds, clover and other agricultural seeds, orange trees, azaleas, standard roses, and some other shrubs; occasionally Doucin stocks for fruit trees, and generally whatever is new and rare.