If you are interested in learning more about gardens, garden writing
and the history of literature associated with the garden, try these
British Library resources
A Curious Herbal by Elizabeth Blackwell
View Elizabeth Blackwell’s Herbal in detail using our award-winning Turning the
Pages system (requires Shockwave plug-in).
Gardens - enjoy one of the themed tours available through the
Collect Britain digitisation project.
The British Library’s collections
The Library's collections are among the greatest in the world.
They include manuscripts,
maps and printed books from the 15th
century to the modern
Adopt a Book
We have a list of gardening
books available for adoption. By adopting
a title you can play an important role in the conservation of our
national treasures. The books available for adoption have been
recently conserved and your donation will go towards the conservation
of more books in need.
Society - Founded in 1804, the Royal
Horticultural Society is now the world's
leading horticultural organisation and the UK's leading gardening
charity. It has four flagship gardens
of Garden History aims to enhance understanding and appreciation
of the history and development of gardens and gardening in the UK,
with reference to European and worldwide influence.
History Society promotes the study of the history of gardening,
landscape gardening and horticulture in all aspects; to promote
the protection and conservation of historic parks, gardens and designed
landscapes, and to advise on their restoration.
Garden Media Guild brings
together garden writers, photographers, broadcasters and allied trades with
of raising the quality of garden writing, photography and broadcasting.
National Gardens Scheme has been opening fine gardens to the public to raise money for charity for over 75 years.
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.
National Trust acts as a guardian for the nation in the acquisition
and protection of threatened coastline, countryside and buildings
and gardens of outstanding interest and importance.
The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew is one of the world's leading botanic gardens and a World Heritage Site.
English Nature is the Government funded body whose purpose is to promote the conservation of England's wildlife and natural features.
Heritage aims to ensure that the historic environment of England
is properly maintained and cared for.
Some of the gardens featured in the exhibition
Wordsworth Trust is a living memorial to the life and poetry
of William Wordsworth and his contemporaries. Its focus is Dove
Cottage and the hamlet of Town End, Grasmere.
Morris Society has news about William Morris (1834-96) craftsman,
designer, writer, typographer, and Socialist. Kelsmscott House and
the Red House Bexley are two of his homes.
Pope's Garden and Grotto -
Alexander Pope came to live in Twickenham in the spring of 1719
where he took a lease of some riverside land.
Eden Project promotes the understanding and responsible management of the vital
relationship between plants, people and resources leading to a sustainable
future for all.
Landscape Gardens - Many great names in architecture and garden
design contributed to this magnificent work of art. Stowe was owned
by one of the most powerful families in 18th-century England, and
was effectively the seat of power in the country for several decades.
It is now owned by the National Trust.
Castle Garden is in the Weald of Kent. The property is owned
and maintained by the National Trust. The garden was created by
Vita Sackville-West & Harold Nicolson in the 1930s.
Grace Priory is England’s most important Carthusian ruin
and now run by English Heritage.
New Bield. The original garden layout of Lyveden provides a fascinating glimpse into the design
and styles resulting from prosperous Elizabethan times.
House is one of the most glorious examples of 18th-century British
architecture. Its designer, the third Earl of Burlington (1694-1753),
sought to create the kind of house and garden found in the suburbs
of ancient Rome. Run by English Heritage.
Palace - home of the 11th Duke of Marlborough
and birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, stands in a romantic
park created by the famous landscape gardener 'Capability' Brown.
Keats's House - Romantic poet John Keats lived here from 1818
until 1820. During this period he wrote some of his finest poetry
including 'Ode to a Nightingale', which was written in the surrounding
in Burwash. Home of Rudyard Kipling from 1902 to 1936 and now
a National Trust property
Charleston was the home and country meeting place for the writers, painters and intellectuals known as the Bloomsbury Group
Park Stately Home and Gardens - this beautiful Palladian home
stands on a hill top on the outskirts of the village of Bridge with
its spectacular 'giardino italiano' and profusion of water-lilies.
The Manor, Hemmingford Grey was recreated and made famous as the house of Green Knowe by Lucy Boston in her series of children's books, now regarded as classics.
White's House and Garden at Selbourne - The attractive village
of Selborne and its beautiful countryside is famous for its association
with the 18th-century naturalist Gilbert White.
Ruskin's gardens at Brantwood - John Ruskin left a legacy of
influence stretching from Frank Lloyd Wright to Mahatma Gandhi.
He championed many of the tenets of the welfare state, and inspired
the founders of the National Health Service, the formation of Public
Libraries, the National Trust and many other cornerstones of civil
society in the last 100 years.
Society the UK’s
leading gardening charity, celebrates its Bicentenary
and the Year of Gardening in 2004.
Roses is an award-winning
breeder of many fragrant English Roses.
Suttons Seeds is an internationally
renowned supplier of flower and vegetable seeds, young
plants, bulbs, fruit bushes and other horticultural products
to amateur gardeners.
Packard is an international
company focused on helping people apply technology in
meaningful ways to their businesses, personal lives and
Cumbria Tourist Board promotes the
Lake District, inspiration for William Wordsworth and
Express - The branch on the Euston Road has developed a celebratory
Writer in the Garden pizza for the exhibition.
Novotel - Novotel London Euston is offering rooms at special rates to visitors
to The Writer in the Garden exhibition.
Crocus is one of the most successful gardening websites. They specialise in plants from all the best specialist nurseries but they also offer cut flowers, gifts and gardening products, gardening equipment, tips and advice. 10% discount is available if you quote 9683 when you place your first order.