The Garden Guide

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

Montmorency Cherry Gardens

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285. The cherry gardens are chiefly to the cast of Paris, and in the vale of Montmorency. The cherry trees are standards, planted among vines, and sometimes among beds of strawberries; they receive very little culture or pruning. The sorts are for the most part the medoc (our May Duke), and the Kentish or Flemish. Cherries, indeed, like apples and pears, are common in all gardens in France. They are more especially excellent in Touraine, as apples are in Normandy, and pears in the north of Picardy. The strawberries which supply the Parisian markets are chiefly grown at Fontenay aux Roses, on the south of Paris.