As the year draws to a close,  readers may be interested to know a little about the titles which we have added to our library collection in 2019.

There has been a blend of old and new;  we are fortunate to receive occasional donations from friends of second-hand books which can fill missing spaces in our collection and we are very grateful to them all for their generosity.

In addition to our regular journals from the Garden History Society and the Historic Gardens Foundation we have acquire the newest edition of Pevsner’s Hampshire South; Francis Bacon’s essay on Gardens; a modern edition of Defoe’s A Tour through the Whole Island of Great Britain and W G Hoskins The Making of the English Landscape is a classic which we have needed for some time.

Recent publications include Jane Whitaker’s Gardens for Gloriana Wealth, Splendour and Design in the Elizabethan Garden  and E Herbert’s  Flora’s Empire: British Gardens in India. For those with an interest in American gardens then Richard Bisgrove’s latest work is a must: Gardening Across the Pond: Anglo-American Exchanges, from the Settlers in Virginia to Prairie Gardening.

Finally I should mention an important work which you might like to put on your Christmas Wish List:  Humphry Repton at Herriard Park by our own Hampshire Gardens Trust research team: Sally Miller, Dee Clift, Sheila Carey Thomas and Eleanor Waterhouse.

Click here to download an order form.


All our books are held in the Hartley Library, Southampton University and HGT members can borrow almost any book on a long loan. If it is more convenient books can be returned to the library at the Winchester School of Art.

V Joynt
Hon. Librarian
December 2019