The Garden Guide

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

New English Botanic Gardens

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642. Botanic gardens are also now existing at Sheffield, Leeds, Bath, and numerous other places; and others are in progress of formation; so that there is room to hope that a knowledge of plants, and a taste for arboriculture and floriculture, as well as horticulture, may increase. There can be no doubt that the knowledge of ornamental kinds of trees and shrubs, which is produced by the planting of arboretums in botanic gardens and other situations, will in a few years very greatly improve the villa scenery of the country.