The Garden Guide

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

Bengal orchard gardens

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756. The orchards of Bengal are what chiefly contribute to attach the peasant to his native soil. He feels a superstitious veneration for the trees planted by his ancestors, and derives comfort and profit from their fruit. Orchards of mango trees diversify every part of this immense country; the Palmyra palm abounds in Bahar. The cocoa nut thrives in those parts which are not remote from the tropic. The date tree grows every where, but especially in Bahar. Plantations of the areca or betal palm are common in the central parts of the country.