The Garden Guide

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

Flower gardening in Ireland

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622. Flowers are more or less cultivated wherever gardening is practised; but a particular attention to this department of the art can only take place under circumstances of ease, and a certain degree of refinement. A taste for fine flowers has existed in Holland and the Netherlands from a very remote period, and was early introduced into England; but when that taste found its way to Scotland and Ireland is much less certain.