The Garden Guide

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

Nineteenth century horticulture

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674. The nineteenth century commenced by extraordinary efforts in horticulture. The culture of exotic fruits and forcing has been greatly extended; and while in the middle of the eighteenth century scarcely a forcing-house was met with, excepting near the metropolis, there is now hardly a garden in the most remote county, or a citizen's potagery, without one or more of them. The public markets, especially those of the metropolis, are amply supplied with forced productions; and far better pines, grapes, and melons are grown in Britain than in any other part of the world.