The Garden Guide

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

Hedge planting in Scotland

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696. Hedges were introduced into Scotland, by some officers in Cromwell's army, about the middle of the seventeenth century. The first were planted at Inch Buckling Brae, in East Lothian, and at the head of Loch Tay, in Perthshire. The former hedge was in existence in 1804, and then consisted of a single row of old hawthorns. Hedges are now general in all the low and tolerably fertile and sheltered parts of the country; contributing with the plantations to ameliorate the climate, and greatly to improve the scenery. (Farm. Mag.)