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agrarian

Describing an agricultural system which combines horticulture and animals.

Orotava, Jardín de Aclimatación de la

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Patrick Taylor

The Oxford Companion to the Garden

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2006

...grown to great size. Apart from displaying the plant collections the garden also has a programme of botanical research chiefly concerned with conservation and education. Seed is distributed from a very wide range of families. The garden is managed by the ICIA, the Canary Islands agrarian council, with a particular interest in plants of agricultural potential, but it also takes an interest in new ornamental species. The garden also has a small subsidiary, the Hijuela, a formal garden in the town of Orotava which is notable for a good example of the dragon tree ...

Branitz

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Andreas Pahl

The Oxford Companion to the Garden

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2006

...and a so-called outer park of about 500 hectares/1,235 acres, the latter of which was designed in the style of a ferme ornée . In contrast to the park in Muskau where Pückler was able skilfully to make use of the natural spaces, the challenge of Branitz was to turn a plain agrarian landscape into a diverse and highly individual landscaped park. Branitz is considered Pückler's final work and signifies at the same time the final stage in the development of landscape gardens in Germany. While Pückler's landscaping of the outer park essentially is restricted...

Australia

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Christine Reid

The Oxford Companion to the Garden

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2006

...and economic properties which we were not able to investigate,’ wrote Banks (quoted in Sir Joseph Hooker (ed.), Some Account of That Part of New Holland Known as New South Wales , 1896 ). Banks's influential report led the British government to the idea of establishing an agrarian settlement using convict labour. Subsequently Banks advised the first governor, Captain Arthur Phillip, on economical plants for the First Fleet: seeds and plants from England, Rio de Janeiro, and the Cape of Good Hope. These plants and seed, essential for survival, were grown...

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