The Garden Guide

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

Tree nurseries in Scotland

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695. The first two tree-nurseries in Scotland were established at Edinburgh, about the beginning of the eighteenth century, by Malcolm, at the Water Gate, and Gordon, at the Fountain Bridge. To these succeeded a considerable one by Anderson and Leslie, about 1770. Leslie contributed to render the larch popular, and was the first nurseryman who ventured to erect a greenhouse. Since this period, tree-nurseries are nearly as common in Scotland as in England.