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Altman 1994 Sacred Trees. By Nathaniel
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list of organizations, illustrations, drawings, black and white photos.
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Bailey 1941 The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture. By Liberty Hyde Bailey. New York, Macmillan, 1941. First published in 1900. 3 Volumes. 3639 pages.
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Reviews and Awards
Berrall 1966 The Garden: An Illustrated History. By Julia S. Berrall. New York, Viking Press, 1966. 388 pages. Over 200 plates and illustrations.
Beston 1935 Herbs and the Earth. By Henry Beston. Garden City, New York, Doubleday, 1935. 144 pages.
Bibliography of Agriculture and Pastoralism - Archaeology
Blunt 1950 The Art of Botanical Illustration. By Wilfrid Blunt. London, Collins, 1950. 304 pages.
Boorstin 1983 The Discoverers. By Daniel Boorstin. New York, Random House, 1983. 745 pages. ISBN: 0394402294.
Brainard 1999 Agriculture and Food - History - 18th Century Net Links. By Rick Brainard.
Brown 2000 The Modern Garden. By Jane Brown. New York, Princeton Architectural Press, 2000.
Index, bibliography, notes, 223 pages. ISBN: 1568982380.
California Garden and Landscape History Society. Founded in 1995. 100 Bear Oaks Drive, Martinez, CA 94553-9754. Annual dues $20 - $50. The quarterly newsletter, EDEN, has informative articles, biographical sketches,
a list of coming events, organizational news, and web reviews. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website.
Camp 1957. The World in Your Garden. By W.H. Camp, V. R. Boswell, and J. R. Magness. Washington, DC, National Geographic Society, 1957. 231 pages.
Chambers 1993 The Planters of the English Landscape Garden: Botany, Trees, and the Georgics. Studies in British Art. Yale University Press, 1993. 214 pages. ISBN: 0300054645.
Chapman 1999 History of American Agriculture. By John Chapman.
Clarkson 1940 Green Enchantment: The Magic Spell of Gardens. By Rosetta E. Clarkson. 1940.
Clayton 2000 The Once and Future Gardener. Garden Writing from the Golden Age of Magazines, 1900-1940. Edited and with an introduction by Virginia Tuttle Clayton. Jaffrey, New Hampshire, David R. Godine, 2000. Bibliography, index, 312 pages. ISBN: 1567921027.
Coats 1970 Flowers: The Story of Flowers, Plants and Gardens Through the Ages. By Peter Coats. 1970.
Cohen 1995 How Many People Can the Earth Support? By J. E. Cohen. New York, Norton, 1995. 532 pages. ISBN 0-393-03862-9.
Crouch 1988 The Allotment: Its Landscape and Culture. By David Crouch and Colin Ward. 1988. Garden contributions from people coming from India, Pakistan, and the West Indies.
DeDuve 1995 Vital Dust: The Origin and Evolution of Life on Earth. By C. de Duve. New York, Harper Collins, 1995. 362 pages. ISBN: 0465090451.
DeMuth 1999 Herbs and Herb Gardening: An Annotated Bibliography and Resource Guide. By Suzanne DeMuth.
Desmond 1987 A Celebration of Flowers: Two hundred years of Curtis's Botanical Magazine, Royal Botanic Gardens. By R. Desmond. London, Collingridge, 1987. 208 pages. ISBN: 0600550753.
Directory of Botanists, Plantsmen, Landscapers, Gardeners and Writers of Note. Sisley Garden Tours, Directory. Excellent on-line resource!!
Documentary Chronology of Selected Events in the Development of the American Conservation Movement, 1847-1920.
Earthly Pursuits - Old Books Online
Ewan 1969 A Short History of Botany in the United States. By Jed Ewan. New York, Hafner Publishing Company, 1969. 174 pages.
Fairbrother 1956 Men and Gardens. Nan Fairbrother. 1956.
Fletcher 1970 The Story of the Royal Horticultural Society 1804-1968. By Harold R. Fletcher. London, Oxford University Press for The Royal Horticultural Society, 1970. 564 pages.
Folsom 1999 Plant Trivia Timeline. Edited by J. Folsom and published by the the Huntington Botanical Gardens, California, 1999. "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." All entries are footnoted, many entries have short comments, the page includes a detailed bibliography, and the format is vanilla text with no hyperlinks. 157K. I found this gem on the Net in July, 1999.
Fussell 1992 The Story of Corn. By B. Fussell. New York, Knopf, 1992. 356 pages. ISBN: 0394578058.
GardHist Garden History Journal. Volume 1, 1972 - Journal of the Garden History Society.
Garofalo 2001. Gardening History Timeline - From Ancient Times to the 20th Century. Distributed on the Internet at the Spirit of Gardening website, by Michael P. Garofalo, © 1999-2002, 330KB+, html format; Version 4, March 1, 2002. This popular and award winning document is revised and updated on a regular basis.
Garofalo 2001. Quotes for Gardeners. The Spirit of Gardening web site. Over 2,500 quotations, poems, sayings, and quips about gardening and the Green Way arranged by 130 topics. Compiled by Michael P. Garofalo.
Gerard 1633 The Herbal: Or, A General History of Plants. By John Gerard. New York, Dover Publications, 1975. 1678 pages. Reproduction of the second editon of 1633.
Gorer 1978 The Growth of Gardens. By Richard Gorer. 1978. An excellent detailed history about how specific plants were discovered and introduced into European and American gardens. Each chapter covers plant collecting in particular countries.
Gothein 1928 A History of Garden Art. By Marie Luise Gothein. Edited by Walter P. Wright. Translated from the German [Geschichte der Garten-kunst] by Mrs. Archer-Hind. With over six hundred illustrations. London, J. M. Dent and Sons, 1928. In two volumes: Volume I is 459 pages, and Volume II is 486 pages. Volume II includes a bibliography and detailed index.
Gras 1946 A History of Agriculture in Europe and America. By N. S. B. Gras. New York, F.S. & Company, 1946 (Second Edition). 496 pages.
Greene 1983 Landmarks of Botanical History. By E. L Greene. Stanford, California, Stanford University Press, 1983.
Griswold 1992. The Golden Age of American Gardens.
By M. Griswold and E. Weller. New York, Harry N. Abrams, 1992.
408 pages. ISBN: 0810933586.
Hadfield 1960 The History of British Gardening. By Miles Hadfield. 1960.
Harlan 1975 Crops and Man. By J. R. Harlan. Madison, Wisconsin, American Society of Agronomy: Crop Science Society of America, 1975.
Harvey 1974 Early Nurserymen, with Reprints of Documents and Lists. By John H. Harvey. 1974
Harvey 1981 Medieval Gardens. John H. Harvey. 1981.
Haughton 1978. Green Immigrants: The Plants That Transformed America. By Claire Shaver Haughton. Drawings by Russell Peterson. New York, Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1978. Index, 450 pages.
Hedrick 1950 A History of Horticulture in America to 1860. Ulysses Prentice Hedrick. New York, Oxford University Press, 1950. 551 pages.
Heiser 1985 Of Plants and People. By C. Heiser. Norman, University of Oklahoma Press, 1985. 237 pages. ISBN: 0806119314.
Heiser 1990 Seed to Civilization. By Charles B. Heiser. Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard University Press, 1990. Third Edition, First in 1981. 227 pages, index, bibliography. ISBN: 0674796810.
Helphand 1977 Landscape History A fine collection of images. The many images at this web site were used in lectures in Kenneth Helphand's course on The History of Landscape Architecture - Art History (77/78).
Henrey 1975 British Botanical and Horticultural Literature before 1800. By B. Henrey. London, 1975. 3 Volumes.
Heritage Roses Group. Quarterly newsletter. 1034 Taylor Avenue, Alameda, CA 94501. Website.
Hill 1995 Grandmother's Garden: The Old-Fashioned American Garden, 1865-1915. May Brawley Hill. New York, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1995. 240 pages, index, bibliography, notes. Extensive illustrations: photographs, slides, paintings. Especially noteworthy for its coverage of women gardeners and artists. Covers all regions of the United States. Ms. Hill is an art historian with a passionate interest in gardening.
History of American Agriculture, 1776-2000 United States Department of Agriculture.
History of Gardening Bookstore
Hirst 1999 Fountains. By Bryan R. Hirst. A dissertaion.
Hitchmough 1997 Arts and Crafts Gardens. By Wendy Hitchmough. Photographs by Martin Charles. New York, Rizzoli International, 1997. Index, bibliography, 208 pages. ISBN: 084782084X.
Hobhouse 1992 Plants in Garden History. Penelope Hobhouse. 1992.
Hobhouse 1997 Gardening Through the Ages: An Illustrated History of Plants and Their Influence on Garden Styles - From Ancient Egypt to the Present Day. By Penelope Hobhouse. New York, Barnes and Noble, Pavilion Books, c 1997. ISBN: 0760707332. 336 pages, index, bibliography, and hundreds of color illustrations and photographs.
Howlett 1968 "The History and Literature of Horticulture: From Earliest Times to the Present." Outline of course taught at Ohio State University by Professor Freeman S. Howlett in 1968. An important Internet resource on the subject.
Hoyles 1991 The Story of Gardening. By Martin Hoyles. London, Journeyman Press, c 1991. Bibliography, black and white illustrations, index, 313 pages. An examination of the social and political aspects of gardening in England and the British Empire with a decided emphasis on the hard life of garden workers, the exploitation of slaves and commoners working in gardens and on farms, the questionable control of land by aristocrats and wealthy landowners, and the colonial philosophy towards land, plant collecting, and peasants. An interpretation of garden history from the point of view of the poor, laborers, reformists and socialists. A unique, well researched, and thoughtful approach to the subject.
Hoyles 1997 The Gardener's Perpetual Almanack: A Book of Days. By Martin Hoyles. With 233 illustrations, 54 in color. New York, Thames and Hudson Ltd., c 1997. No page numbers provided, arranged by days of the year. A very attractive collection of gardening lore, wit and wisdom, historical notes, literary selections, and fine illustrations. ISBN: 0500017638. A wonderful gift for a friend.
Hunt 2000. Greater Perfections: The Practice of Garden Theory. By John Dixon Hunt. Philadelphia, University
of Pennsylvania Press, 2000. Index, bibliography, notes. ISBN: 0812235061.
Huxley 1985 Green Inheritance. The World Wildlife Fund Book of Plants. By Anthony Huxley. Foreward by David Attenborough. Garden City, New York, Anchor Press, Doubleday, 1985. 193 pages, index. ISBN: 0385196032.
Huxley 1985 An Illustrated History of Gardening. By Anthony Huxley and Charles Elliott. The Lyons Press, 1998. 368 pages. Reprint Edition. Horticulture Garden Classic. ISBN: 1558216936.
Hyams 1971 History of Gardens and Gardening. By Edward Hyams. 1971.
Isaacson 1985 Gardening: A Guide to the Literature. Richard T. Isaacson. New York, Garland Publishing, 1985. 1985 pages, index. ISBN: 0824090195.
Isely 1994 One Hundred and One Botanists. By D. Isely. Ames, Iowa State University Press, 1994. 351 pages. ISBN: 0813824982.
Janson 1996 Pomona's Harvest: An Illustrated Chronicle of Antiquarian Fruit Literature. H. Frederick Janson. 1996.
Jefferson 1944 Thomas Jefferson's Garden Book. By Thomas Jefferson. Edited by Edwin Morris Betts. Philadelphia, American Philosophical Society, 1944. 704 pages. Anthology of Jefferon's garden writing from 1766 to 1824.
Johnson 1989 The Story of Wine. By Hugh Johnson. London, Mitchell-Beazley, 1989 reprint of 1966 edition. 480 pages. ISBN: 185732997X.
Journal of the New England Garden History Society 1991 - The New England Garden History Society of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society. The NEGHS sponsors lectures, symposia, tours, and book signings. The Journal is a fine scholarly publication with five issues available. For membership information contact Allyson M. Hayward by e-mail or by phone: 781-235-3307.
Kramer 1973 The White House Gardens: A History and Pictorial Record. By Frederick L. Kramer, Mrs. Paul Mellon, Lloyd Goodrich, Harold Sterner, and Patricia Nixon. 1973.
Krutch 1959 The Gardener's World. Edited by Joseph Wood Krutch. New York, Putnam, 1959. 476 pages.
Laird 1998 The Flowering of the Landscape Garden: English Pleasure Gardens, 1720-1800. By Mark Laird. University of Pennsylvania Press, 1998.
Langenheim 1982 Botany - Plant Biology and Its Relation to Human Affairs. By J. H. Langenheim and K. V. Thimann. New York, John Wiley and Sons, 1982. 624 pages. ISBN: 0471858803.
Leighton 1970 Early American Gardens: 17th Century. By Ann Leighton. 1970.
Leighton 1976 American Gardens in the Eighteenth Century: For Use or For Delight. By Ann Leighton. University of Massachusetts Press, 1986, 1976. Index, 514 pages. ISBN: 0870235311.
Leighton 1987 American Gardens in the Nineteenth Century: For Comfort and Affluence. By Ann Leighton. University of Massachusetts Press, 1987. ISBN: 087023532X.
Lemon 1968 The Golden Age of Plant Hunters. By K. Lemmon. London, 1968.
Levetin 1996 Plants and Society. By E. Levetin and K. McMahon. Dubuque, William C. Brown, 1996. 441 pages. ISBN: 0697140644.
Lowther 1914 The Encyclopedia of Practical Horticulture. Edited by Granville Lowther and William Worthington. North Yakima, Washington, 1914. 3 Vols, 2037 pages.
McLean 1981 Medieval English Gardens. Teresa McLean. 1981.
McMahon 1857 McMahon's American Gardener. Bernard McMahon. New York, Funk and Wagnalls, 1976. Reprinted from the 11th edition of 1857. 637 pages.
Manks 1968 America's Garden Heritage: Explorers, Plantsmen and Gardens of Yesterday. Edited by Dorothy S. Manks. 1968.
Marranca 1988 American Garden Writing: Gleanings from Garden Lives Then and Now. Edited by Bonnie Marranca. New York, Penguin Books, 1988. Index, 334 pages. ISBN: . A nice paperback anthology of short selections about gardens, plants, gardening, county life, and landscaping. Very useful editorial comments about the authors of the selections.
Meyer 1999 A Brief History of Gardening. By Scott Meyer. A timeline chart. Found in Organic Gardening Magazine, November/December 1999, p. 41-47.
Morgan 1990 A Paradise Out of A Common Field: The Pleasures and Plenty of the Victorian Garden. By J. Morgan and A. Richards. New Yori, Harper & Row, 1990. 256 pages. ISBN: 0060160349.
Morris 1983 The Gardens of China: History, Art, and Meanings. By Edwin T. Morris. New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1983. Index, notes, bibliography, 273 pages. Highly informative text on the geography, history, agriculture and philosophy of China as they help explain the rich history of Chinese horticulture and gardens. Well chosen black and white illustrations.
Morse 1902 Old Time Gardens. Alice Earle Morse. 1902.
Morton 1981 History of Botanical Science. By A. G. Morton. London, Academic Press, 1981. 474 pages. ISBN: 0125084803.
Mosset 1991 The History of Garden Design. Monique Mosset and George Teyssot. 1991.
Musgrave 2000 The Plant Hunters: Two Hundred Years of Adventure and Discovery Around the World. By Toby Musgrave, Chris Gardner, and Will Musgrave. Ward Lock, Ltd., 1999. 224 pages. ISBN: 0706377532. Information about plant hunters, e.g., Sir Joseph Hooker, Robert Fortune, George Forrest, and Ernest H. Wilson.
National Library of Canada 1999. Cultivating Canadian Gardens: A History of Gardening In Canada. Presented by the National Library of Canada. Interesting facts about Huron agriculture, Canadian flora, pioneer gardens, and 19th Century seed catalogs. Includes a bibliography, links, and photographs.
Plants and Botany Trivia
Ponting 1991 A Green History of the World. By C. Ponting. New York, St. Martin's Press, 1991. 432 pages. ISBN: 0312069891.
Plumptre 1993 The Garden Makers: The Great Tradition of Garden Design from 1600 to the Present Day. George Plumptre, 1993.
Pratt 1982 Tea Lover's Treasury. By J. N. Pratt. Santa Rosa, California, Cole Group, Inc, 1982. 240 pages. ISBN: 156426565X.
Punch 1992 Keeping Eden: A History of Gardening in America. Edited by W. T. Punch. Boston, Bulfinch Press, Massachusetts Horticultural Society, 1992. 277 pages. ISBN 0821218182.
Rasmussen 1960. Readings in the History of American Agriculture. By W. D. Rasmussen. Urbana, University of Illinois Press, 1960. 340 pages.
Reading to Uplift a Gardener's Spirits
Reed 1942. A Short History of the Plant Sciences. H. S. Reed. Waltham.
Reveal 1996 America's Botanical Beauty: Illustrations from the Library of Congress. By James L. Reveal. 1996.
Rhode 1932 The Story of the Garden. Eleanour Sinclair Rhode. 1932, 1989.
Root 1980. Food. By W. Root. New York, Konecky & Konecky, 1980. 602 pages. ISBN: 1568521014.
Rosegarten 1969. The Book of Spices. By F. Rosengarten. Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, Livingston Publishing Company, 1969. 489 pages. ISBN: 8709803129.
Rupp 1990 Red Oaks and Black Birches: The Science and Lore of Trees. By R. Rupp. Pownal, Vermont, Garden Way, 1990. 276 pages. ISBN: 0882666207.
Sauer 1952 Agriculatural Origins and Dispersals. By C. O. Sauer. New York, American Geographical Society, 1952.
Scarre 1993 Smithsonian Timelines of the Ancient World. By Crhirs Scarre. New York, Dorling Kindersley, First American Edition, 1993. Index, maps, bibliography, 256 pages. ISBN: 1564583058. Each time range includes a long and detailed section on Food and Environment: Agrriculture, Farming, Animal Husbandry, game, lifestyle.
Schama 1995 Landscape and Memory. By Simon Schama. New York, Vintage Books, 1995. 652 pages, extensive notes, index, and bibliography. Color and b&w illustrations. ISBN: 0679402551.
Schery 1972 Plants for Man.
By Robert W. Schery. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, Prentice Hall, 1972. Second
Edition. 657 pages.
Schwanitz 1966 The Origin of Cultivated
Plants. By F. Schwanitz. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard
Simo 1988 Loudon and the Landscape: From Country Seat to Metropolis 1783 - 1843. By Melanie Louise Simo. 1988.
Sinclair 2005 The Spirituality of Gardening. By Donna Sinclair. Kelowna, BC, Canada, Northstone Publishing, Wood Lake Book, 2005. Bibliography, 159 pages. ISBN: 1896836747. MGC. Themes treated include: connections, balance, memory, healing, hope, spiritual practice, and resistance. This book includes substantial portions, with my permission, of my History of Gardening Timeline.
Simpson 1986 Economic Botany: Plants in Our World. By B. Simpson and M. Conner-Ogorzaly. New York, McGraw Hill Book Company, 1986. 640 pages.
Skinner 1911 Myths and Legends of Flowers, Fruits and Plants: In All Ages and in All Times. By Charles M. Skinner. Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott Company, 1911. 302 pages.
Smith 1980 Smith's Guide to the Literature of the Life Sciences. By Roger C. Smith, W. Malcolm Reid, and Arlene E. Luchsinger. Minneapolis, Minnesota, Burgess Publications, 1980. Ninth Edition. 223 pages.
Southern Garden History Society. Founded in 1985. Quarterly newsletter. P. O. Box 316, Charlottesville, VA 22902.
Spongberg 1990. A Reunion of Trees: The Discovery of Exotic Plants and their Introduction into North American and European Landscapes. By Stephen A. Spongberg. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press, 1990.
Bibliography, index, 270 pages.
Storck 1952 Flour for Man's Bread: A History of Milling. By J. Storck and W. D. Teague. Minneapolis, University of Minnesota Press, 1952. 382 pages.
Strong 1991 A Celebration of Gardens. By Roy Strong. Decorated by Julia Trevelyan Oman. London, HarperCollins, 1991. 376 pages. ISBN: 0002158914. A wonderful selection of modern and classic writing on gardens, plants and gardeners. Large hardback format with attractive printing and illustrations.
Stuart 1988. The Garden Triumphant: A Victorian Legacy. By David Stuart. New York, Harper & Row, 1988. Index, bibliography, 316 pages.
Thacker 1979 The History of Gardens.
By Christopher Thacker. University of California Press, Berkeley and Los
Angeles, California, 1979. Index, bibliography, 288 pages. ISBN:
0520037367. Hundreds of illustrations and photographs.
Tolkowsky 1938 Hesperides: A History of the Culture and Use of Citrus Fruits. By S. Tolkowsky. London, John Bale & Sons, Curnow, Ltd., 1938. 371 pages.
Trucker 1993 Kitchen Gardening in America. David M. Tucker. 1993.
Tudge 1996 The Time Before History. By C. Tudge. New York, Touchstone, 1996. 366 pages. ISBN: 0684830523.
United States Department of Agriculture 1999. History of Agriculture Milestone Page.
Vaughan 1997 The New Oxford Book of Food Plants: A Guide to the Fruit, Vegetables, Herbs and Spices of the World. By J. G. Vaughan and C. A. Geissler. Illustrated by B. E. Nicholson. With additional illustrations by Elisabeth Dowle and Elizabeth Rice. Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1997. Index, tables, recommended reading, 239 pages. ISBN: 0198548257. Revised and improved over the 1st edition of 1969. Outstanding botanical illustrations!! Every type of plant used as a food is covered. Informative articles on each food item. "The purpose of the book was to describe the origin, distribution, structure, cultivation, utilization, and nutritive value of the world's common food plants, as well as some lesser known species." Want to purchase the New New Oxford Book of Food Plants?
Vavilov 1951 The Origin, Variation, Immunity and Breeding of Cultivated Plants. By N. I. Vavilov. Selected writings translated from the Russian by K. S. Chester. Waltham, Massachusetts, Chronica Botanica Co., 1951.
Viola 1991 Seeds of Change. By H. J. Viola and C. Margolis. Washington, D.C., Smithsonian Institution, 1991. 278 pages. ISBN: 1560980362.
Visser 1986 Much Depends on Dinner. By M. Visser. New York, Grove Press, 1986. 351 pages. ISBN: 0802199236.
Von Baeyer 1994. Garden Voices: Two Centuries of Canadian Garden Writing. Edited by Edwinna von Baeyer and Pleasance Crawford. Vintage, Canada.
Weishan 1999 The New Traditional Garden: A Practical Guide to Creating and Restoring Authentic American Gardens for Homes of All Ages. By Michael Weishan. Ballantine Books, 1999. 400 pages. ISBN: 0345420411.
Whaley 1997 Mrs. Whaley and Her Charleston Garden. By Emily Whaley and William P. Baldwin. Algonquin Books, 1997. 224 pages. ISBN: 1565121155. A lively octogenarian reminisces about her life, friendships and gardening in the South.
Wheeler 1986 Penguin Book of Garden Writing. Edited by David Wheeler. Penguin, 1986. 382 pages.
Zohary 1994 Domestication of Plants in the Old World. By D. Zohary and M. Hopf. Clarendon, Oxford University Press, 2nd Edition (paperback) 1994. 279 pages. ISBN: 0198548966.
History of Gardening Links
Advanced Bio Tech's History of Agriculture A very informative essay.
Agricultural History of North Carolina
Agricultural History: Pioneer Farming in the Watershed
The Agricultural Revolution
Agropolis Museum: Food and Agricultures of the World
Ancient Food News: Tracing the Origins and Use of Foods. This is an outstanding website!!
Association of Garden Trusts
Biodynamic and Organic Gardening Resource Site
Botanical Gardens and Aboreta
Botanists and Plantsmen of Note
Botanists, Plantsmen, Designers and Gardeners of Note
Botany: The History of the Science. By Peter V. Sengbusch. Outstanding. Good links.
A Brief History of Agriculture
A Brief History of Pre-Darwinian Systematic Botany. Richard P. Wunderlin.
British Society of the History of Science
A Century of Gardens. Articles from the Atlantic Monthly.
Cereals: A Short History Grains: A Historical Note.
Charles Darwin Correspondence Project
Christy Taylor's Garden of History and Timelines
Chronology of Agriculture
Chronology of Horticulture Ohio State University
The Classical Chinese Garden Society Page
Counter Culture Events- A Hippie History in Timeline Formats
Cultivating Canadian Gardens: A History of Gardening in Canada. In English and French.
Directory of Botanists, Plantsmen, Designers and Gardeners of Note
Documentary Chronology of Selected Events in the Development of the American Conservation Movement, 1847-1920.
Edwinna von Baeyer - Canadian Landscape History
Enchanted Gardens of the Renaissance
Encyclopedia Britannica's History of Agriculture.
Encyclozine: History of Horticulture Well worth a look.
Enter Evolution: Theory and History
Environmental Aesthetics and Chinese Gardens
Ethnobotanical Leaflets. Prepared by the University of Illinois. Edited by Don Ugent.
European Garden History
John Evelyn, 1620 - 1706
Flora of North America. James L. Reveal and James S. Pringle. Very good article with many photographs.
Food Timeline. An excellent timeline with detailed links to relevant webpages.
Garden History Links by Edwinna von Baeyer Very good information.
Garden History Society
Garden History Timeline: From Ancient Times to 1700
Garden History Timeline: The Eighteenth Century
Garden History Timeline: The Nineteenth Century
Garden History Timeline: The 20th Century
Garden History Timeline: References and Links
Garden Literature Review By Sally Williams.
Gardening and Mythology
Gardening History Database - Greenfingers Mostly advertising.
Gay Gardener - Gardening History Index
Greenfingers Gardening History Database
The Hanging Gardens of Babylon (540 B.C.)
Herbals and Early Gardening Books. The Doris and Marc Patten Collection at Arizona State University.
Herbs, Herb History, Herb Gardening and Herbal Cooking Tips
Historic Garden Review Online
The History and Literature of Horticulture By Professor Freeman S. Howlett. Ohio State University.
History of Agriculture in Saskatchewan, Canada
History of Agriculture Links. Study Web. Informative annotations.
History of Agriculture by Encyclopedia Britannica.
History of American Agriculture
History of Biology. A timeline by Janet Stein Carter. 75K.
History of Farming: The American West. Large website maintained by Nancy Sween of the
University of Kansas.
History of Food and Agriculture
History of Gardening Bookstore
History of Gardens and Landscapes in the Indian Subcontinent
History of Horticulture. By Freeman S. Howlett. Ohio State University.
History of Horticulture. EncycloZine On-line. 38K.
History of Organic Farming
History of Rice
History of Science. Janet Stein Carter. Excellent resource.
History of Technology
Home History of Gardening Links
The T. H. Huxley File
Iconography of Chinese Gardens
Index to American Botanical Literature. The New York Botanical Garden.
The Infography: Botanical Explorations in the United States and Canada.
Information on UK Gardens
Introduction to Dutch Gardens and Garden Architecture
Japanese Garden Journal
Lefalophodon An Informal History of Evolutionary Biology Web Site. 1850-1950. Includes a timeline,
bibliography, and links to many other webpages. Well organized and informative.
Carolus Linnaeus [Carl von Linne] (1707-1778) Biography, Swedish Museusm of Natural History, Linne Online.
Links: History of Natural History and the History of Botany.
Links to Online Herbal Resources
London Landscape Guide Edited by Tom Turner.
National Council for the Conservation of Plants and Gardens - England
National Gardens Scheme - England
Nineteenth Century in Review. By Kathy E. Gill.
Museum of Garden History
Museum of Garden History - Garden Tools
Ohio State University History of Horticulture. By Freeman S. Howlett.
Old Lawnmower Club
The Origin of Horticulture Ohio State University
The Origins and Ancient History of Wine
Papers of Sir Joseph Banks
Plant Trivia Timeline Excellent!! 157K+, ascii.txt, no links. From the Huntington
Botanical Gardens, California.
Potato History 150k
A Quiet Revolution: Origins of Agriculture in Eastern North America. By Ruth Selig. 31K.
The Scientific Revolution: Readings, Resources and Links. Robert A. Hatch.
Selected Botanical WWW Sites. University of Florida Herbarium.
Story of Farming. A very informative document produced by history teacher, Eric Rymer. Facts about
areas of the world, bibliography, information about cities, and background on farm implements.
Studies in the History of Gardens & Designed Landscapes, formerly the Journal of Garden History
Study Web - Sciences: Life Sciences: Agriculture: The History of Agriculture
Sunset Magazine, 1898 - 1998
Sweet Oranges: The Biogeography of Citrus sinensis. By Stephen Hui.
Systematic Botany Resources for Reference Librarians. University of Maryland.
Taxonomic Botany and Floristics in North America North of Mexico:
A Review. By James L. Reveal and James S. Pringle.
Think Quest Gardening History Project It was my pleasure to help and encourage the European
students that worked on this Think Quest Gardening Project.
A Timeline: Agriculture in the 20th Century By Kathy E. Gill. A Growing Resource.
Tobacco Timeline. "A Capsule History of Tobacco." By Gene Borio. 330K.
Trees: Living Links to the Classical Past. By John M. McMahon.
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), History Collection. Primary source materials.
USDA. History of American Agriculture, 1776-2000
Virtual Landscape Library (LMRC - VILAR)
Where Seed Crops Originated
The Twenty Best Garden History Books
of the Twentieth Century
Berrall 1966 The Garden: An Illustrated History.
GardHist 1972- Garden History Journal.
Gothein 1928 A History of Garden Art.
Leighton 1976 American Gardens in the Eighteenth Century: For Use or For Delight.
Leighton 1987 American Gardens in the Nineteenth Century: For Comfort and Affluence.
Morris 1983 The Gardens of China: History, Art, and Meanings.
Strong 1991 A Celebration of Gardens.
Thacker 1979 The History of Gardens.
The History of Gardening Timeline
From Ancient Times to 1600
The Seventeenth Century: 1600 - 1699
The Eighteenth Century: 1701 - 1799
The Nineteenth Century: 1800 - 1899
The Twentieth Century: 1900 - 1999
Reference Sources and Selected Links
Spirituality and Concerns of the Soul
Weeds and Weeding
and the Simple Life
Quips, Maxims and Observations by Michael P. Garofalo
The Essence of Gardening
Working in the Garden
Garden Digest Links
Haiku Poetry - Links and References
Cliches for Gardeners and Farmers
The History of Gardening Timeline
From Ancient Times to the 20th Century
Short Poems by Mike Garofalo
Seeing and Vision
in the Garden
Seasons and Time
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Jokes, Riddles and Humor
Quotes, Sayings, Proverbs, Poetry, Maxims, Quips, Cliches, Adages, Wisdom
A Collection Growing to Over 2,000 Quotes, Arranged by 105 Topics
Many of the Documents Include Recommended Readings and Internet Links.
Compiled by Michael P. Garofalo
The Spirit of Gardening
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Reference Sources for the History of Gardening Timeline
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This document was first distributed on the Internet on January 1, 1999.
The Spirit of Gardening
Haiku and Zen Poetry
Quotes for Gardeners
Index to the History of Gardening Timeline