|The History of Gardening: A Timeline
from Ancient Times to the Twentieth Century
- An account of gardening from ancient times to the twentieth century
by Michael P. Garofalo.
of Garden Trusts -
Sister organisation to the GHS covering England and Wales,
currently representing 32 County Gardens Trusts actively
engaged in conserving, researching, documenting and caring
for parks, gardens and designed landscapes.
War Graves Commission
- Established by Royal Charter in 1917, the Commission's
duties are to mark and maintain the graves of the
members of the forces of the Commonwealth who were
killed in the two World Wars, to build memorials to
those who have no known grave and to keep records and
registers, including, after the Second World War, a
record of the Civilian War Dead.
- UK Government-funded organisation attempting the
sometimes thankless task of conserving England's
architectural and landscape heritage. They publish the
Register of Historic Parks and Gardens.
- Garden History is now a mainstream academic subject,
but the Society has never lost that sense of freshness
and discovery with which it was founded nearly 40 years
ago, when garden historians were few but linked in
friendship by shared pleasure in their subject.
- Preview some of the best UK gardens open to the
- A non-profit-making organisation set up in 1995 to
create links between everyone concerned with the
preservation, restoration and management of historic
parks and gardens. In addition it hosts an educational
programme, journal and a biennial historic plant
for Garden and Landscape History
has been established to promote the study and
development of gardens, designed landscapes and parks by
encouraging academic research, practical horticulture
and related traditional skills. It aims to disseminate
this knowledge for the benefit and education of the
public and, in support of this objective, to preserve
and maintain archives and collections.
Ancient Monuments Society
- The Ancient Monuments Society was founded in 1924
''for the study and conservation of ancient monuments,
historic buildings and fine old craftsmanship'.
- (formerly the Museum of Garden History) aims to become
the leading national venue for exhibitions and debate on
gardens and garden design.
- The Geffrye Museum is one of London’s best-loved
museums. It shows the changing style of the English
domestic interior in a series of period rooms from 1600
to the present day. Geffrye is also known for its strong
focus on garden history with our period garden rooms and
herb garden in addition to garden-themed activities for
children both at the museum and through our online kids'
- Britain’s architectural heritage is one of the
nation’s greatest assets and the Georgian period
(broadly 1700-1837) gave us some of our most beautiful
buildings. The Georgian Group is the national charity
dedicated to preserving Georgian buildings and gardens.
National Trust - For places
of historic interest or natural beauty in England, Wales and
Old Lawnmower Club
(OLC), the world's
only club for people interested in vintage lawn mowers. The Club is
based at Milton Keynes Museum , England and was formed by Keith Wootton,
the Club's current Chairperson in 1990.
Royal Horticultural Society
From its foundation in 1804, the Royal Horticultural Society has
grown to be the world’s leading horticultural organisation. We at
the Society continue our commitment to gardeners through
inspirational flower shows, gardens, and over 1,000 lectures and
demonstrations making sure they are easy to access throughout the
Royal National Rose Society,
founded in 1876, is the world's leading specialist plant Society,
with a flourishing world wide membership. As well as helping to fund
the development and promotion of the rose, the society plays a vital
role in conserving an important part of our plant heritage.