The Garden Guide

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

Landscape gardening in Bavaria

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lli. Gardening, as an Art of Design and Taste, in Bavaria 327. Landscape-gardening is more encouraged in Bavaria than it is in any other state of Germany. The first impulse given to this taste was by the laying out of the English garden of Munich, under the direction of Count Rumford, by Louis Sckell, 1789. Previously to that period, Maximilian I. had a geometric garden planted in Munich in 1614, and subsequently Maximilian Joseph greatly enlarged Nymphenburg, and added the English garden by Sckell, and formed an extensive botanical collection.