This Companion is devoted to gardens and the people and ideas involved in their making. It combines a survey of the world's gardens with articles on a range of topics, such as garden visiting, horticulture, scientific issues, and the social history of gardens, as well as biographies of garden designers, nurserymen, and others. Over half the entries are devoted to individual gardens, ranging from palace gardens to private gardens of outstanding design.
Search entries on architects, terms, periods, and styles, covering all periods of Western architectural history. Each entry is followed by a mini-bibliography, with suggestions for further reading.
Books listed can be found in the YCBA Reference Library unless otherwise noted.
Also see the resources listed above for relevant chapters and websites below for images of garden sculpture and ornamentation. Books listed can be found in the YCBA Reference Library unless otherwise noted.
This tourist site for discovering Britain can be searched by type of attraction such as castles, abbeys, historic houses, gardens, etc. Attractions can be searched alphabetically in England, Scotland and Wales.
This website features an alphabetical listing of Castles and Stately Homes in Britain with weblinks and photographs.
Gardenvisit.com: The Garden and Landscape Guide
The site lists nearly 800 gardens in England, 100 in Scotland and 35 in Wales, organized by region. Each listing gives photographs, a map view and visitor information.
HHA represents 1,500 privately-owned historic houses, castles and gardens throughout the UK. Their portfolio of 300 HHA houses open to the public can be searched.
Resource dedicated to information relating to historic parks, gardens and other green open spaces throughout the United Kingdom. The database can be searched for over 6,500 parks and gardens and 2,000 biographies of the people who worked in them. Also browse through news affecting historic parks and gardens.
The guide will help you plan your visit to one of Britain's stately homes, gardens, castles and other historic properties and houses. Includes all major properties represented by the Historic Houses Association, National Trust, English Heritage, Historic Scotland, Cadw (Welsh Heritage), and The National Trust for Scotland and other properties open to the public.
Thomas Mawson Archive