The Garden Guide

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

Rosenborg Garden Copenhagen

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421. The royal gardens of Rosenborg, near Copenhagen, are particularly remarkable for their extensive and well-managed forcing-ground; in which are grown fruits for the royal table, and select flowers. Here is the finest and most extensive orangery in Denmark; and the best managed peach trees and vines, both in hothouses and in the open air. The gardens of Rosenborg, like those of Frederiksberg, are open every day in the year for respectable-looking people. During the summer season, there is music in both gardens once a week, performed by military bands, at the king's expense. A plan of these gardens (fig. 128.) was taken in 1830 by an intelligent correspondent of the Gardener's Magazine, a gardener, who in point of general acquirements, and professional knowledge, may be ranked with any young horticulturist in Europe, and forwarded to us expressly for this work. Like many other plans on a small scale, of first-rate gardens, it offers nothing particularly attractive when viewed as a picture; but, in the reality, the great variety of the surface, and the skilful distribution of the trees, render it eminently interesting.