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March 16, 2017

 

Two distinct styles of Wardian cases.

Wardian Cases

These mini-greenhouses transformed the work of plant collectors world-wide!

November 17, 2016

 

From left to right: Harold Nicolson, Vita Sackville-West, Rosamund Grosvenor, Lionel Sackville-West

Vita & Harold

Vita Sackville-West and her husband Nigel Nicolson bought their home, Sissinghurst, in 1930 and gradually created one of the most famous gardens of all time.

January 28, 2016

 

Portrait of John Tradescant the Younger, attributed to Thomas De Critz (1607-1653).

John Tradescant The Younger

A plantsman like his father, this younger Tradescant collected many plants from North America and introduced them into English gardens.

January 21, 2016

 

Portrait of John Tradescant the Elder, attributed to Cornelis de Neve.

John Tradescant The Elder

This late 16th-century English plantsman is regarded as one of the first significant and probably the most influential of early English garden designers.

July 9, 2015

 

Detail from a painting by François Gérard (1770–1837), titled Madame Bonaparte dans son salon de Malmaison, 1801.

Empress Josephine

Josephine’s name will always be synonymous with roses.

June 4, 2015

 

From the 1904 painting by John William Godward entitled “In the Days of Sappho.” Are those white roses over on the side?

Names For Roses

About 2,500 years ago, the Greek poet Sappho called the rose the “queen of flowers.”

January 29, 2015

 

Photographer Jessie Tarbox Beals, circa 1905.

Early Women Garden Photographers

Early women garden photographers created a new art form in the 20th century.

July 25, 2013

 

The painting titled “English Garden in the Csáky Castle at Hotkóc” (1803), by Hungarian artist János Rombauer, depicts elements of the English garden.

America’s Romance

Many American gardeners have tried to imitate aspects of English gardens.

July 18, 2013

 

This garden club in Brandon, Mississippi works toward civic development and historic preservation projects.

GCA: Garden Club Of America

Elizabeth Price Martin founded our nation’s first Garden Club in 1904.

March 28, 2013

 

A view on Mount Vernon with the Washington family on the terrace, painted by Benjamin Henry Latrobe, July 16, 1796.

Mount Vernon

At Mount Vernon, Washington created a beautiful American garden that befitted a true patriot.

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