The Garden Guide

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

Vienna Cemetery Gardens

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314. The public cemeteries at Vienna have for a long period been in the suburbs. They display no particular arrangement, and are less ornamented with monuments and trees than might be expected from the inhabitants of the metropolis of Germany. The cause is to be found in the want of commerce, and the consequent poverty of the middle classes. In public matters, money is the soul of grief, as well as of joy.