The Garden Guide

Book: History of Garden Design and Gardening
Chapter: Forward

Systems of government

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BOOK II. GARDENING CONSIDERED AS TO ITS PROGRESS AND PRESENT STATE UNDER DIFFERENT POLITICAL AND GEOGRAPHICAL CIRCUMSTANCES. CHAPTER I 944. Every art must be affected by the government under which it is exercised, either directly by its laws and institutions, or indirectly by the state of society as modified by their influence. Gardening and agriculture differ from other arts in being still more affected by climates than by governments : the influence of the latter is temporary or accidental, while that of the former is absolute and unchangeable.