University’s historic gardens surveyed in new book
25 July 2011
A new book examines the history and design of the University’s impressive range of historic gardens.
Timothy Mowl, Professor of History of Architecture and Designed Landscapes at Bristol and Chair of the University's Historic Buildings and Gardens Committee, explains in his introduction that the striking range of historic gardens, not to mention buildings, is almost entirely the result of ‘past bequests rather than purchases, most notably by the University’s great benefactors, the Wills family’.
The University of Bristol Historic Gardens costs £5 and is available from:
University Gardens and Grounds
Waltham Cottage Yard
Bristol BS9 1JB
Email enquiries can be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Proceeds from the sale of the book will support the continuing conservation and restoration of the gardens.