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Now, his other great suggestion was to create a National
Horticultural Park and school or college, which would be the
American equivalent, only much more elaborate, of Knew Gardens,
where men would be taught horticulture and gardening on every level,
and the park in itself would really be a museum of every type of
flower and shrub, including maybe 60 acres under glass, very very
high, high enough to have big tropical trees in it.
This would be in the national Capital
No. This would be in the area of the national Capital,
on the Potomac, preferably, possibly on some existing National Park
land, and if no suitable land is available, to purchase about
1200 acres and develop a vast area, with pine trees of every nation
and every variety, every type of shrub or tree, every type of rose,
every type of everything. Students would gradually develop this
great place. Russell Page thinks, that it's something to be
developed over a term of maybe a hundred or two hundred years.
Actually, nobody in the United States is interested in anything
that can't be done in ten years at least.
That's the English point of view versus the American.
Yes. Conrad north, who was the former head of the Park
Service, looked over the plan and the memorandum, and he
to Laurance Rockefeller, who was the head of a committee on
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