The Garden Guide

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

Karlsruhe Cemetery

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361. The principal cemetery at Carlsruhe (fig. 113.) is at a short distance from the town. There are some straight and winding walks through it, a number of groups of trees, and a great many monuments, mostly, however, in bad taste. The monument of the poet Stilling is a large block of rough stone, cracked in several places, but with an inscription across the principal rent as shown in the foreground. The most common shrub in this burial-ground we found to be the Hypericum Kalmianum; the principal trees, the weeping birch and weeping willow: there is a considerable variety of herbaceous plants, both annuals and perennials.