The Garden Guide

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

Netherlands horticulture

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151. The taste for gardening in Holland and the Netherlands has greatly increased since the peace of 1815. The Horticultural Society of the Netherlands is, perhaps, one of the richest in Europe, having a capital of nearly 20, 000l.; and possessing, at Brussels, one of the handsomest gardens on the Continent. A horticultural society has also been formed at Ghent, which is in a most flourishing condition; and both these societies are in correspondence with a great number of minor ones in the provinces.