Historic Gardens & Landscapes

historic gardens and watergardens

National Public Gardens Day was established by the American Public Gardens Association with the intent and focus on promoting public gardens across North America. The goal of this day is to highlight programs that work toward plant and water conservation efforts, the preservation of green spaces, and home gardening.

Want to learn more about conservation efforts and the human impact upon landscapes? The books on this page all feature historic gardens and research being conducted toward heritage conservation. Take a look!

Seventeenth-century Water Gardens and the Birth of Modern Scientific thought in Oxford

The Case of Hanwell Castle

Stephen Wass


240 Pages

Oxbow Books


The House, its People and its Collections

Richard Buccleuch, Fritz von der Schulenburg, John Scott


260 Pages

Caique Publishing, LTD

English Orchards

A Landscape History

Gerry Barnes, Tom Williamson


224 Pages

Oxbow Books

Thomas White (c. 1736–1811)

Redesigning the northern British landscape

Deborah Turnbull, Louise Wickham


272 Pages

Oxbow Books

The Tree Experts

A History of Professional Arboriculture in Britain

Mark Johnston


560 Pages

Oxbow Books

Safer Gardens

Plant Flammability & Planning For Fire

Lesley Corbett


434 Pages

Australian Scholarly Publishing

Environmental humanities

A rethinking of landscape archaeology? Interdisciplinary academic research related to different perspectives of landscapes

Sjoerd Kluiving, Kerstin Lidén, Dr. Christina Fredengren


108 Pages

Sidestone Press

Reinventing Sustainability

How Archaeology can Save the Planet

Erika Guttmann-Bond


192 Pages

Oxbow Books

Past Landscapes

The Dynamics of Interaction between Society, Landscape, and Culture

Prof. Dr. Annette Haug, Prof. Dr. Lutz Käppel, Prof. Dr. Johannes Müller


240 Pages

Sidestone Press

Gardens and Gardeners of the Ancient World

History, Myth and Archaeology

Linda Farrar


304 Pages

Oxbow Books