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Australian Garden History Society http://www.gardenhistorysociety.org.au/
Organisation of people with an interest in the various aspects of garden history - including horticulture, landscape design and architecture. Journal and garden events summary.

British Library: Lost Gardens http://www.collectbritain.co.uk/tours/lostgardens/
Illustrations from manuscripts and early printed books dig into the story of gardening. Includes games.

Canoe Plants of Ancient Hawaii http://www.canoeplants.com/
Guide to the plants carried by early Polynesian voyagers in their canoes - history and traditional uses for each of two dozen plants.

Cultivating Canadian Gardens http://www.collectionscanada.ca/garden/
Tells the story of the development of gardening in Canada by indigenous peoples and settlers, through the books, periodicals, and printed materials collected by the National Library of Canada.

Dutch Gardens and Garden Architecture http://www.agralin.nl/speccol/intro.html
Information from the first chapter of a book on Dutch gardens.




Enchanted Gardens of the Renaissance http://www.bergerfoundation.ch/Jardin/index_english.html
A visual tour of three Renaissance Gardens and their relationship to the art of the period.

Environmental Aesthetics and Chinese Gardens http://dekart.f.bg.ac.yu/~dpajin/gardens/
On the theoretical basis behind the major standard features of Chinese gardens.

Fruits and Flowers of Winter http://sciweb.nybg.org/science2/Onlinexhibits/winterex.html
Archive of an exhibition with items from the Mertz Library’s rare books and archival materials. Includes orangeries, hothouses and botanical drawings.

Garden History Links http://www.magma.ca/%7Eevb/garden.html
History of gardening links from Edwinna von Baeyer's Web pages.

Garden History, Garden Tours and Garden Visit Guide http://www.gardenvisit.com
A guide to garden history, garden tours historic parks, 1000+ gardens and botanic collections open to the public in the UK, USA, Europe, America, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Greece, Japan, India, Australia, England, Ireland, Scotland.

Garden History  http://www.gardendigest.com/btgarh.htm
Garden history books of the 20th century

Gardening and Mythology http://www.suite101.com/article.cfm/garden_adventures/27640
Mythological references to gardening subjects.

Gardening History Timeline - From Ancient Times to 1800 http://www.gardendigest.com/timegl.htm
Noteworthy Publications, Persons, and Events in the History of Gardening. Including some Related Information from Agriculture, Natural History, Botany, and Ecology. By Michael P. Garofalo

Gardens and Landscape Design http://www.arts.monash.edu.au/visarts/diva/gardens.html
Images and text on 8 Italian Renaissance Gardens and on Giverny in France

Gardens in Iran ITTO Guide http://www.itto.org/attraction/iranattraction.asp?category=Gardens
Government tourist office guide to Iranian gardens




Gardens of the Mughal Empire http://www.mughalgardens.org/
An interactive journey through twelve Mughal Gardens including Shalamar. You can hear music and follow in the footsteps of the ancient Mughals on a processional path from Hiran Minar to Mian Mir.

Gothein's History of Garden Art http://www.gardenvisit.com/got/
Complete text of the 1913 book is available online here. Detailed accounts of European gardens, added later material on North America, brief accounts of the rest of the world.

Iconography of Chinese Gardens http://www.intranet.csupomona.edu/~ige/gardens/1h1.htm
On some of the symbolism used in their design, illustrated by literature and an example.

Introduction to Dutch gardens and garden architecture http://library.wur.nl/speccol/intro.html
A description of the historical development of the Dutch style.

Japanese Garden Database http://www.jgarden.org/
Educational web site providing information on outstanding examples of Japanese garden art.




Landscape History http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/~helphand/homepage.html
A categorised collection of images and photographs of gardens and landscapes in a number of designs.

Landscape history and garden history in India http://www.chengappa.demon.co.uk/il/
History of gardens and landscapes in the Indian subcontinent, with links to related sites

Landscape Virtual Gallery. http://www.vilar.com
A catalog of 8000 slides about parks and gardens in Europe.

Medieval Garden at Immanuel Lutheran Church http://www.ilconline.org/Gardenphoto.shtml
Recreated medieval garden based on German gardens in Martin Luther's age. Garden history, information about some of the plants.

Museum of Garden History http://www.museumgardenhistory.org/
The recreation of a historic knot garden and the history of British gardens and plants are included as is a virtual visit to several exhibits at the museum.




Nature Described http://archive.ncsa.uiuc.edu/SDG/Experimental/vatican.exhibit/exhibit/g-nature/Nature.html
Descriptions and photographs of materials found in the Vatican library. Two galleries, one for botanical illustrations and writings dating back to the 10th century, the other for works created in Renaissance Rome.

Our Vegetable Travelers http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/plantanswers/publications/vegetabletravelers/
A history of garden vegetables, orginally published in National Geographic (1949), and reprinted here as a special feature.

Parcs ŕ fabriques - French Anglo-Chinese gardens http://cesarigd.club.fr/parcsafabriques/homepage.htm
Account of some of the major French gardens made in the style known in France as Anglo-Chinese, and in England as English landscape.

Portland Classical Chinese Garden - Lan Su Yuan http://www.portlandchinesegarden.org
The official site for Lan Su Yuan, Portland's Garden of Awakening Orchids. A traditional Chinese garden built in the heart of Portland.

Shiga Project - The Japanese Garden http://www.csuohio.edu/history/shiga96/garden.html
A research project on Japanese gardens, by 16 American students who were in Japan in 1996




Spirit of Gardening http://www.gardendigest.com/index.htm
Quotes, proverbs, articles, history, humor, links, and resources for the gardener.

The History of Gardening Timeline http://www.gardendigest.com/timetab.htm
An account of gardening from ancient times to the twentieth century organized by time periods with links to supplementary information.

Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants http://www.monticello.org/chp/index.html
Collects, preserves, and distributes historic plant varieties.

Traditional Chinese Gardens http://www.chinaplanner.com/gardens/index.htm
Index to a number of notable and historic gardens, including photographs, history, and descriptions.

UK Database of Historic Parks and Gardens http://www.york.ac.uk/depts/arch/landscapes/ukpg/database/index.htm
A searchable database of Historic Parks and Gardens in the UK.







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Beatrix Farrand http://search.biography.com/print_record.pl?id=14660
A biography of a founder member of the American Society of Landscape Architects

Biographical index to garden designers http://www.gardenvisit.com/b/bio.htm
Indexed biographical notes on garden history: designers, writers, thinkers, patrons and others who have influenced gardens.

Carl Linnaeus http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/history/linnaeus.html
A biography of the founder of modern botany

Fletcher Steele Landscape Architect http://cela2002.esf.edu/research/Steele/Home.htm
Biographical information on the pioneer modernist designer, from the SUNY Faculty.

Frederick Law Olmsted http://www.newbedford.com/olmsted.html
Resources concerning the life and works of Frderick Law Olmsted, the greatest of 19th century American landscape architects.




Frederick Law Olmsted, founder of landscape architechture http://www.fredericklawolmsted.com/
The Life and Work of Frederick Law Olmsted. A selected bibliography and links to related sites.

History of Horticulture http://www.hcs.ohio-state.edu/hort/history/093.html
Jekyll, Gertrude 1843-1935, short introduction to her life and work.

Museum of History Gertrude Jekyll Room http://www.compulink.co.uk/~museumgh/jekyll.htm
Garden designer and prolific writer on gardens and gardening with short biography.

Penelope Hobhouse Reaps What She Sows http://www.csmonitor.com/durable/1998/03/25/feat/garden.1.html
An article about the English garden author and designer, from the Christian Science Monitor.

Sisley Garden Tours http://www.sisley.co.uk/gardners.htm
An alphabetical directory of many gardening personalities down the ages.

Thomas Mawson http://www.visitcumbria.com/mawson.htm
A brief biography of his life from 1861-1933. His book, The Art and Craft of Garden Making, is widely accepted as the foundation of modern landscape architecture.




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