The Garden Guide

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

Scottish cemetery design

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615. Cemeteries. A general cemetery has been proposed for the city of Edinburgh, and the popular opinion seems to be in favour of a portion of the King's Park, or the hill called Arthur's Scat. Were the latter laid out with a winding carriage-road to the summit, and judiciously planted, it would in a few years surpass any thing of the kind which we read of in history, not excepting even the Necropolis of Cyrene, of which we shall hereafter give a description and view. Our ideas on the subject of the Edinburgh cemetery will be found more at length in the Gardener's Magazine, vol. viii. p. 362.