The Garden Guide

Book: History of Garden Design and Gardening
Chapter: Chapter 4: British Gardens (1100-1830)

Bute Scottish Botanic Garden

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646. In the middle of the eighteenth century, the Earl of Bute had a rich botanic garden in the island from which he takes his title. Towards the end, a sale botanic garden was formed at Forfar, by Mr. George Don, the well-known British botanist; and another at Monkwood, in Ayrshire, by Mr. James Smith.