The Garden Guide

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

English nursery gardens

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711. Of nursery-gardens for stocking and forming new gardens and plantations, and repairing or increasing the stock of old ones, there are a number in which a very considerable capital is embarked. These have greatly increased with the increasing spirit for planting, and other branches of gardening. The principal are near the metropolis; but they are to be found in most districts, originated in most cases by head-gardeners, whose capital consists of the savings made during their servitude.