The Garden Guide

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

Horticulture in Denmark

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3. Gardening in Denmark, with respect to its Horticultural Productions 431. Horticulture seems to be as much in repute in Denmark as in most other countries. The Crown Prince, in 1834, was a fellow of the Horticultural Society of London; and one of the royal gardeners, M. Peter Lindegaard, contributed several papers to the Horticultural Society's Transactions. The government is using every means to spread the common hardy fruits; and gooseberries, apples, plums, and pears may be purchased from the national nurseries for little more than a halfpenny a plant. A garden library, which was established in the Royal Gardens by M. Petersen, in 1829, contains the best English, French, and German works on every department of gardening.