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Histories of Famous Gardens


Ascog Fernery - Restored Victorian Fernery On The Isle Of Bute, Scotland

Bartram Gardens - John Bartram home and gardens. He was the man most responsible for propagating the science of botany in the New World.

Boxwood Garden - Historic Deepwood Estate - Salem, Oregon

Claymont Garden History - The garden at Claymont Court was established in the 1820's following the construction of the mansion house. Bushrod Washington's slaves labored to create the walls and terracing still seen today. The garden was originally used both to grow food for the household as well as flowers to beautify the home and landscape

Garden History at Stratford Hall Plantation - Home of Robert E. Lee

Garden History Links - Links to sites of garden and landscape history interest. Web pages.

The Gardens - There were more than 100 gardens in Louisbourg in the 18th century, made by the French, in Canada.

History of Dovecote - History of the garden of The Dovecote at Cobham in Surrey,England which was part of the garden of The Woodlands belonging to the noted Victorian gardener Theresa Earle

History of Kane'ohe - Kane'ohe, in Hawaiian is kane man, and ohe bamboo. It holds the only true lagoon on O'ahu with twenty miles of shoreline. The Plantation and Gardens was founded by former Senator Hiram Leong Fong, first Asian American to serve in the U.S. Senate

Lost Gardens of Heligan - Official Site - Beautifully designed, mult-lingual overview, information, pictures and much more of the gardens

Lost Gardens of Heligan - February 16th 1990 was a fateful day for Tim Smit. That was the day he and John Willis first explored the decades of tangled overgrowth and melancholic ruins that was then Heligan Gardens. As he says in his enthralling book In Retrospect it was a day that was to change our lives. Brief description of the gardens and links.

Lost Gardens of Heligan - a guide to gardens near Mevagissy in Cornwall, England from Cornwall Calling. Some photographs

Lost Gardens of Heligan - Cornwall Online - Good introduction to the gardens

Lost Gardens of Heligan, Cornwall, UK - Introduction, opening times and good history of these beautiful gardens

Max Ule's Lost Gardens of Heligan - Brief notes on his visit there with some lovely photographs

A walk through the Gardens of Heligan is a leap back in time - By Susan Banks : Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Katsura Rikyu Garden - Full description of the gardens and their history

Maplelawn Historic Garden (Ottawa, Canada) - History, extensive photographs, links, tour and Friends'information for one of the oldest and best preserved walled gardens in Canada. Open to the public spring through fall. English and French versions.

Giverny - Vernon : Impressionist gardens - A history and tour of Monet's famous garden at Giverny - includes a list of plants and flowers in the garden

Monet's Garden - Giverny - Fifteen images of this famous garden

Mary's Gardens - Mary's Gardens was founded in 1951 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to research the hundreds of flowers named in medieval times as symbols of the life, mysteries and privileges of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Medieval Garden at Immanuel Lutheran Church - Immanuel's garden sprang from the desire for something relevant to the life of the church. As far as we know, this is the only private, recreated medieval garden in the USA. Illustrated.

Museum of Garden History - Located at the restored church of St Mary-at-Lambeth next to Lambeth Palace in London, the museum offer activities and lectures. Our churchyard contains a recreation of a historic knot garden.

National Trust Garden History Round-up 1998-99 - personalities and progress in the UK National Trust gardens

Old Rose Garden History - Jim Syring in June of 1995 and his collection of old roses which was planted at Smitherwood, the home of Judge and Mrs. Selwyn Smith, in Manassas, Virginia.

Pavilion Gardens - Thomas Jefferson, America's Third President, designed the gardens and buildings for the University of Virginia.

the Racine de Monville Home Page - The Désert de Retz, an Extraordinary is an 18th Century Garden near Paris, France

Tuileries Gardens - Paris - A Short Dark History By Jacqueline Donnelly. In order to appreciate the gardens you must sit quietly and see the invisible. Several old illustrations.

Upton Grey Garden - The famous fully-restored 1908 Gertrude Jekyll garden in Upton Grey, Hampshire, England