This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V21", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
A Philadelphia correspondent has been writing to the American Cultivator at Boston, complaining of a suggestion that the Cambridge Botanical Garden is superior, and names the Missouri Botanic Garden, the Bartram Gardens, and Fairmount Park for comparison. The Cultivator seems to refer to us for decision. We can only say that the Cambridge Garden is a long way ahead of anything in this country. The Bartram Gardens have little to boast of but a few valuable old trees. Fair-mount Park has done wonderfully well considering how rarely a body under political influences comes to much. Mr. Shaw's garden, considering that it is the work of one man's lifetime, is a rare monument of success. It could hardly be expected to compete with an old institution like Cambridge. In short, Cambridge well deserves the honor of being the best botanic garden in the United States.