History


Stourhead House & Garden History of Pools and Fountaains

Ancient Egypt: Farming __ "Most Egyptian people were farmers. Their main crops were the staples of life - emmer wheat and barley for making bread and beer, and flax for making linen cloth." A brief article about Egyptian farming. Links to related material. - illustrated - From University of Chicago - http://www-oi.uchicago.edu/OI/MUS/ED/TRC/EGYPT/farming.html

Garden History Society promoting the study of the history of gardening and the conservation of historic gardens. Publications, research, archives and book reviews.

The California Garden and Landscape History Society (cglhs) is a non-profit, 501-C-3 organization dedicated to celebrating the beauty and diversity of California’s gardens and cultural landscapes.

Has the Garden of Eden been located at last? Travel back in time

BBC A history of gardening Explore Britain's rich horticultural past with the interactive gardening Timeline. From the Roman invasion to present day, read about the key characters, gardens and plant introductions that has made gardening so popular today

The Historic Gardens Foundation is a non profit-making organisation set up in 1995 to link everyone concerned with the preservation, restoration and management of historic parks and gardens.    

All about beauty in nature and cultures past and present.

Articles on research techniques and methodology regarding plant histology, or the study of the tissue structure of plants

Mythology and Folklore of the Scots Pine, The - overview of its long and rich history in mythology.

The Museum of Garden History was founded in 1977 at the former church of St Mary-at-Lambeth, next to Lambeth Palace. A registered charity, the Museum seeks to illustrate and preserve the history of gardening.

The Japanese Garden Database is intended as a repository of information on the historical and contemporary gardens of Japan as well as the gardens located outside Japan that have been inspired by the culture.

Australian Garden History

A_Year_in_the_Wonderland_of Trees These articles are excerpts from the 1920's textbook, A Year in the Wonderland of Trees, by Hallan Hawksworth and Francis B. Atkinson. Written from a biological perspective, the book aims at educating kids on the importance of trees and the environment.

Gardening History Timeline from Ancient Times to 1700.

Garden and Forest A Journal of Horticulture, Landscape Art, and Forestry (1888-1897) was the first American journal devoted to horticulture, botany, landscape design and preservation, national and urban park development, scientific forestry, and the conservation of forest resources. The journal was established by Charles Sprague Sargent (1841-1927), the founding director of the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University. The Preservation Reformatting Division used LC preservation specifications to produce this digital reproduction of all ten volumes, comprising 8,400 pages and over 1,000 photographs and other illustrations.

Flora Danica Online Flora Danica is a collection of folio-sized pictures of all wild plants in Denmark that was compiled between 1761 and 1874. Some 3,000 images from copper-engraved plates are available. Images are available on thumbnail images that link to half screen jpgs. This site is provided by the Danish National Library of Science and Medicine. The drawings and paintings, from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, are excellent quality and searchable.

Mythical Plants of the Middle Ages Examination of the mythical plants our Medieval ancestors believed in; with period illustrations.

Enchanted Gardens of the Renaissance A visual tour of three Renaissance Gardens and their relationship to the art of the period.

Cultivating Canadian Gardens A history of gardening in Canada.

Gardening and Mythology Mythological references to gardening subjects.

European Garden History A tour of the most famous gardens in Britian, France and Belgium, plus notes on general gardening history.

Plant Trivia Timeline The Timeline gives world history from the viewpoint of a botanist. It is the story of plant discovery and use, and addresses the roles of plants in human civilization. Information included comes from secondary sources and compilations, which are cited. We continue to chart events for the Timeline.

Australian Garden History Societyy Researching, enjoying and preserving Australia's gardening heritage, horticulture landscape design and architecture