The Garden Guide

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

Sixteenth century Scottish gardens

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603. In the middle of the sixteenth century, the Regent Murray had a garden in the neighbourhood of Edinburgh, which existed in 1819, but is now covered with buildings. It contained some venerable pear trees, a magnificent weeping thorn tree of great age, and the remains of elm-bowers, which, says Neill, had doubtless, in their time, sheltered the fair Queen of Scots. (Hort. Tour, &c., p. 226.)