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Garden History for Continuing Education: Continuing Education Collections

A guide to finding information on Garden History and the Designed Landscape


The Library has the following titles in print format which regularly include articles relevant to Garden History:

  • Architectural History (Architecture) 1966-
  • Conservation Bulletin (Architecture) 1987-
  • Journal of Architectural Conservation (Architecture) 1995-
  • Landscape History (Local History) 1979-
  • Landscapes (Archaeology) 2003-

Occasional material may be found in other titles. All our journals are catalogued on SOLO. You can also view a complete list in the Library or on our website

Journals are all for use in the Library only. Current issues are displayed on the periodical stand in the Reading Room while back issues may be found downstairs in the subject area indicated above. Many e-journals are also available . For more information, select the Finding Articles page


Books of interest to Garden History students  are shelved in the Lower and Upper Library under the following classification numbers (Dewey Decimal Classification):

580-589 Botany 930-939 Archaeology
582.16 Trees 941.006 Landscape History
712 Landscape Architecture/Design 941.0072-941.0078 Local History research, use of records etc
712.5 Public Parks 941.00729 Maps for historical research


941-941.09 General British History

British Garden History

942.1-942.9 General history and description of British places

British country houses


 Oversize books are located in the Lower Library (001 – 939) and in the Reading Room (940 – 999) and pamphlets can be found in the Lower Library (001-999). A separate collection of books and pamphlets relating to Local History (Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire) is also available in the Upper Library (001-942.59).

Reference Books

The following reference books are shelved in the Reading Room, as well as other bibliographies, dictionaries and encyclopaedias:

Oxford Companion to the Garden 712.60941 OXF (Q/REF)
Good Parks Guide 712.60941 RHS (Q/REF)
Oxford Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture 720.3 CUR (Q/REF)
Listed Buildings, Conservation Areas and Monuments 720.288 MYN (Q/REF)
Hudson's Historic Houses and Gardens 728.80941 HUD(Q/REF)
Country Houses of England (Blue Guide) 728.80941 TYA (Q/REF)