The Garden Guide

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

Convent garden Mexico

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908. A conventual garden at Mexico is described by Humboldt ( Voyage, &c., liv. iii. chap. 8.), in 1803, as one of the finest he had ever seen. The convent was a very picturesque building; and in the garden were immense groves of orange trees, peaches, apples, cherries, and other fruit trees of Europe.