Historic Gardens of England

People involved in this project

Principal investigator:


School Arts and Humanities
Department History
Dates 2007 - 2011
Website Historic Gardens of England
Funder Leverhulme Trust
Collaborator(s) Claire Hickman (University of Bristol)
Contact person Clare.Hickman@bristol.ac.uk

More about this project

The Historic Gardens and Landscapes of England is a nationwide research project which aims to identify and record the most significant historic gardens and designed landscapes in the English counties. The findings of this research project are presented in books that are 60,000 words long, illustrated by 86 monochrome and 28 colour plates. They are structured as chronological narratives of ten chapters rather than as dry gazetteers with gardens ranging from the Roman-Celtic period (as at Chysauster in Cornwall) to the present day.

Based at the University of Bristol, the ultimate goal is to document all the historically significant gardens and designed landscapes in England. The Principal Investigator of the project is Professor Timothy Mowl of the University’s Department of Archaeology & Anthropology, and his Research Fellow, who is co-ordinating the research, is Dr Clare Hickman.