The Garden Guide

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

Mexico Botanic Garden

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909. The botanic garden of Mexico is situated in one of the courts of the viceregal palace of the city. It is laid out with paved walks, bordered with ornamental pots of flowers, and shaded with creepers trained over them on trellis work. The walks diverge from a large stone basin in the centre, constantly supplied by a fountain with water ; which, in small rivulets, is employed to irrigate every part of the garden. All the fruits, both of Europe and India, flourish in it. (Bullock's Mexico, p. 182.)