The Garden Guide

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

Saxony Horticulture

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390. In Saxony, horticulture was practised at an early period. The Earl of Findlater resided there many years, and formed a plantation of vines at his country seat in the neighbourhood of Dresden, said to be the most northerly vineyard in Germany. He introduced flued walls, and trained the best sorts of English peaches and apricots on them. The whole of his horticultural efforts and his chateau were destroyed by the French army in 1813. A public walk and seat at Carlsbad remain to commemorate his taste and public spirit. He died at Dresden, Oct. 5. 1811.