Gardens and gardening in nineteenth-century Sheffield

Posted on February 25th, 2009 by Charles Boot

Jan Woudstra writes:

The Department of Landscape, in Sheffield, is currently undertaking a study into the gardening culture in Sheffield from the late eighteenth to the early twentieth centuries. This is to be done primarily through the analysis of postcards and historic photographs, as well as local newspapers which document events and provide information on gardening. We are currently trying to gather other gardening literature, periodicals such as those edited by Joseph Harrison and Robert Marnock were sometime published in Sheffield, but there were also more popular accounts intended for villa owners and allotment garden holders. It is this literature that we are trying to trace and for which we are appealing for help from members. Does anyone know of, or possess nineteenth century gardening manuals published in Sheffield? We would very much like to hear from you, with details of titles and any dates indicated.

Please phone: 0114 222 0609
or:  j dot woudstra at sheffield dot ac dot uk

Department of Landscape, University of Sheffield, The Crookesmoor Building, Conduit Road, Sheffield S10 1FL

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