The Garden Guide

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

Stuttgart Garden Design

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342. The English garden of the new palace at Stuttgard was laid out, in 1809, from a design by the late king. It was planted with lime trees, from twenty to forty years old, from the avenues of Ludwigsburg and Solitude. All of these trees died in three years; their heads were not reduced, and their roots were not cut round and prepared a year or two before transplanting. The places of the dead trees have been since supplied by lime trees, with stems of four inches in diameter; horsechestnuts, eighteen inches in diameter; poplars still larger, and platanus nine inches in diameter; all of which were planted with their branches severely cut in, and have succeeded perfectly. An avenue from the front of the palace through the centre of this garden, planted with platanus, rising from hedges of mixed roses, chiefly of the Provence sort, leads to the new palace of Rosenstein.