climate of New England
This can be efficiently undertaken, so soon as a Garden of Experiment is formed, but it would be almost useless to procure large collections of seeds or plants, until we are enabled to cultivate them under the immediate direction of the Society.
Accounts of the experiments which may be made, should be periodically reported and published; and seeds, buds, cuttings, and uncommon varieties of rooted plants may be distributed among the members of the Society, and be sold for its benefit, in such manner as may be found most expedient, to render the garden the most extensively useful in all its relations with the wants, comforts and pleasures of life.
Such an establishment is required for “ collecting the scattered rays of intelligence, and blending them with the science and accumulating experience of the times,” and then diffusing them far and wide, to cheer and enlighten the practical Horticulturist in his career of agreeable and profitable industry.
It will powerfully contribute to increase the taste for rural pursuits,stimulate a generous spirit of research and emulation,suggest numerous objects worthy of inquiry and experiment,--multiply the facilities of information and the interchange of indigenous and exotic plants,--develope the vast vegetable resources of the Union
,--give activity to enterprise,--increase the enjoyment of all classes of citizens,--and advance the prosperity, and improve the general aspect of the whole country.
The establishment of a Cemetery in connexion with the Garden
of Experiment, cannot fail of meeting public approbation.
Such rural burial-places were