II. On the present State of Gardening in Africa
812. As an art of design and taste, there are but few specimens of gardening in Africa ; and such as there are, in the same style which has prevailed from time immemorial, viz. that of the countries of the East. The horticulture of Africa is necessarily influenced by its tropical climate, and characterised by surface irrigation. We shall glance, in succession, at Egypt, the Mahometan states of the north of Africa, the western coast of Africa, South Africa, and the African Islands.