This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V23", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
The New York Tribune of March 14 has an appreciative and well deserved account of Fairmount Park, Philadelphia. In regard to the grand conservatory it says: - "Within the very precincts of this great and busy city, where few are the dreams of Arcadia, there is to be found a scene of tropical loveliness probably unmatched in this country, and quite like a young forest in its luxuriance. It is well worth the short journey required to reach the spot, and if once there, so many beautiful attractions are to be found that no visitor, be he a botanist, with a heart and a conscience, or be he merely an intelligent lover of trees and plants under cultivation, will think of bestowing a few hasty glances, and of taking his departure without regret. The Commissioners of Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, have gathered in Horticultural Hall a collection of rare exotic plants, which in point of numbers and variety of kinds represented, together with the great size and health of the plants, is indeed remarkable, and probably not equaled even in Europe."