The Garden Guide

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

Stuttgart public gardens

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346. The public gardens of Stuttgard are neither numerous nor extensive; because, as the guide-book observes, the whole surrounding country is a garden, and all the public roads afford means of enjoying it. Besides, the royal gardens are at all times open to the public, and these royal parks and gardens may be reckoned by dozens. A stranger at first wonders how a people with a very limited territory, and without foreign commerce, can support so many princely establishments; but the wonder in some degree ceases when he is informed that most of the king's estates are hereditary property.