The Garden Guide

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

Candadian nursery gardens

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902. The principal nurseries in Lower Canada are at Montreal, and the best of these is Blinkbonny Garden, kept by Mr. Robert Cleghorn. Mr. Cleghorn has paid great attention to the introduction and cultivation of fruit trees, and has for sale about thirty kinds of apple, fifteen or eighteen kinds of pear, about as many different kinds of plum, three or four kinds of cherry, as many grapes, and about six or eight kinds of gooseberry. He has also a collection of perennial, herbaceous, and greenhouse plants; and an extensive collection of indigenous plants and trees. The other nurserymen are also market gardeners.