The Garden Guide

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

Other German Botanic Gardens

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383. There, are many other botanic gardens in Germany, both in the smaller states and in the free towns. That at Hamburgh has lately been enlarged in extent, and the number of plants increased. That at Erlangen, of which Fischer is the director, has long been celebrated. The Leipzig garden is known for its collection of Umbelliferï¾µ; that of Frankfort, for its orange trees; and that at Wilhelm's Hohe, for its splendid range of conservatories. In the botanic garden of M. Wild, at Cassel, a collection of alpines is formed on an artificial hill, 100 feet high, and covered with rockwork.