The Garden Guide

Book: History of Garden Design and Gardening
Chapter: Chapter 5: Gardens in Asia, America, Africa, Australia

African garden design and taste

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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.