Botanists will be sorry to learn that the garden of the first American writer on botany will soon probably be a thing of the past. The "Arbustrum Americanum, the American Grove, compiled from actual knowledge and observation, and the assistance of botanical authors," by Humphrey Marshall, appeared in 1785; this was about twelve years after he had commenced his garden at Marshallton, Penna. Many of the trees in this garden have been so celebrated as to attract distant arboriculturists. For some years, some dissensions have thrown the property into "law," with the too often result of the property finally passing out of the family hands. It is understood that the new owner is not likely to pay any respect to the associations that have made the place famous.