The Garden Guide

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

Saxe-Coburg-Gotha Gardens

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xii. Gardening, as an Art of Design and Taste, in Saxe-Coburg-Gotha 367. The principality of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha has been lately formed by the union of Saxe-Gotha and Saxe-Coburg. It comprehends a great part of the territory of Thuringia, and includes a considerable portion of the finest forest scenery of that extensive district. The Gardens of Saxe-Coburg were of no great note in the time of Hirschfeld, since they are not noticed either in the Theorie des Jardins or in l' Almanach du Jardinage, published towards the end of the last century. Soon after the general peace, however, the ducal gardens of Coburg received some botanical accessions from those of England; a part of the park, or public promenade, was planted in a more free or natural style, and the whole has been kept in better order. (Encyc. of Geog. ᄎ 2972.)