The Garden Guide

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

Buenos Aires Botanic Garden Argentina

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924. The botanic garden at Buenos Ayres was established in 1826, chiefly through the influence of John Hallet, Esq., the consul-general of the South American states in London. M. Sack, a German gardener of superior acquirements, was appointed curator ; and took out with him an extensive collection of European plants and seeds. The unsettled state of Buenos Ayres, M. Sack informs us in the Gardener's Magazine, has hitherto prevented this garden from effecting much good either for America or Europe.