The Garden Guide

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

London Horticultural Society Gardening

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675. The London Horticultural Society, established in 1802, has made astonishing exertions in procuring and disseminating fruits, culinary vegetables, and horticultural knowledge, and has succeeded in rendering the subject popular among the higher classes, and in stimulating to powerful exertion the commercial and serving gardeners. Provincial horticultural societies have now become general, and they, together with their exhibitions and prizes, have certainly given an extraordinary stimulus both to floriculture and horticulture.