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Gardeners and Designers

Botanists, plantsmen, designers, gardeners of note - An alphabetical directory of many gardening personalities down the ages.

Capability Brown - Short biography and his relationship to Blenheim Palace

Features - Penelope Hobhouse Reaps What She Sows - An article about the English garden author and designer, from the Christian Science Monitor.

Gertrude Jekyll - Garden designer and prolific writer on gardens and gardening. Short biography.

Gertrude Jekyll - Introduction with links to her garden at Hestercombe, books and an photograph of her.

History of Horticulture - Jekyll, Gertrude 1843-1935 - Short introduction to her life and work

Althorp - The Official Web Site 1999 Visit - The Spencer family ancestral home and garden, where Diana, Princess of Wales was laid to rest in September 1997.

Arnold Arboretum Home Page - The Arnold Arboretum manages a collection of hardy trees, shrubs, and vines located on 265 acres in Boston. The grounds were designed by Charles Sprague Sargent, in collaboration with the landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmsted.

Callaway Gardens - A year-round garden with 2,500 acres of cultivated foliage, in Pine Mountain, Georgia, USA.

Chateau de Versailles - Official website for the Chateau de Versailles, its garden and its park. Text in French and English.

Descanso Gardens - A 160-acre public garden located twenty minutes from downtown Los Angeles in La Caņada Flintridge.

Dumbarton Oaks - Gardens designed by Beatrix Farrand and owned by Harvard Univeristy. The institution has research resources in the history of landscape architecture and Pre-Columbian studies.

Filoli Center - The Filoli garden represents the Golden Age of American Gardens, with house and gardens designed as complimentary units.

Giverny - Vernon : Impressionist gardens - The garden belonged to the French impressionist painter, Claude Monet.

Hawkstone Park - Follies and Gardens - The Hawkstone park follies; a unique collection of grottos, streams and architectural oddities.

Hellbrunn Palace - Official website for the palace and gardens of Hellbrunn, near Salzburg, Austria.

Historic Mount Vernon - The Home of President, George Washington - House and garden belonged to President George Washington.

International Peace Garden - A garden on the US-Canadian border, devoted the theme of international peace.

Longwood Gardens - Home Page - Longwood Gardens was created by industrialist Pierre S. du Pont and offers 1,050 acres (425 hectares) of gardens, woodlands, and meadows.

The Lost Gardens of Heligan - Eighty acres of pleasure grounds with walled gardens and a productive vegetable garden, all being restored to their former glory, St Austell, Cornwall, England.

Merriments Gardens - A four acre English garden on a southerly slope.

Old Westbury Gardens - Old Westbury Gardens has a Charles II style mansion, carefully planned formal gardens and landscaped grounds.

Palace of Het Loo - Palace and baroque gardens of Het Loo, Appeldoorn, Holland. In Dutch and English.

Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site - Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site is part of the National Park Service and is dedicated to preserving and protecting the home, gardens, and studios of one of America's greatest sculptors, Augustus Saint-Gaudens

Sonnenberg Gardens - A Victorian mansion and gardens located in Canandaigua New York state.

Vaux le Vicomte - Official website for the baroque gardens of Vaux-le-Vicomte, 55 km south east of Paris, France.

Wave Hill Homepage - Wave Hill has gardens and greenhouses on 28 acres in the northwest Bronx.

Wilhelmshoehe Bergpark - Information about romantic/baroque hillside park at Wilhelmshoehe in Kassel, Germany.

William Morris and the Red House - The Red House and its arts and crafts garden survive as an important example of the designer's work.

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library - The Winterthur website offers information on Winterthur Museum, Garden,and Library in Delaware, the Historic Houses of Odessa, which are owned by Winterthur Museum.