The Garden Guide

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

Pfaueninsel landscape garden

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320. A taste for landscape-gardening, in 1827, was gaining ground in Prussia; 'the Island of Peacocks' (Pfauen Insel) was so much beautified, that it may be pronounced the most perfect garden scene of its kind in Prussia; the gardens of Sans Souci were also enlarged and improved; Prince Charles had a new park made near Potsdam, called Glinike, which is very beautiful; and, connected with it, and the other works (anlagen) of the place, was a Russian colony of twelve houses, laid out in the taste of their own country. (Otto, in Gard. Mag., vol. iii. p. 93.)