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Das Heidelberger Schloss und Seine Gärten in alter und neuer Zeit und der Schlossgarten zu Schwetzingen

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IN this work we have an historical account of the gardens and castles of Heidelberg—the famous German university town, and its less well-known neighbour Schwetzingen. The authors are both gardeners, and, although the book is written chiefly from a garden point of view, a good deal of space is given to purely historical matter. Judging from the photographs, the gardens at Schwetzingen seem to be far more beautiful and natural than those of Heidelberg, where grottoes, shrines, and various other architectural devices appear to be the leading features, and not always ornamental ones either. To those interested in the history of very old and famous gardens, this treatise may be of use; and it will not take up much space on the library shelf, being only about a quarter of an inch in thickness. It is well printed and illustrated, and is practically free from misprints; the only one of any importance being at p. 47, where Azalea appears as Aralea. Were it not that there is a genus Aralia, this slip would not be worth mention.

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