The Garden Guide

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

Nineteenth century botany in Scotland

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647. The nineteenth century, as far as it has yet gone, has witnessed a great degree of progress in botany and floriculture in Scotland. The establishment of the experimental garden of Inverleith in 1824, and the general foundation of horticultural societies throughout the country, by exhibiting new and beautiful garden productions, have called forth that love of fruits and flowers, which may be said to be dormant in mind, in countries advanced to a certain degree of civilisation. Cemeteries have been formed in Edinburgh and Glasgow; and one of those in the latter city, the Necropolis, is by far the finest in Great Britain. The botanic garden at Glasgow was removed to its present situation at 1841.