Books and monographs


Thomas White (c. 1736–1811): Redesigning the northern British landscape

Deborah Turnbull and Louise Wickham

This book aims to restore the reputation of White who in his time was as well respected as his fellow landscape designers Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown and Humphry Repton. By the end of his career, he had produced designs for at least 32 sites across northern England and over 60 in Scotland.


'On the Spot': The Yorkshire Red Books of Humphry Repton, Landscape Gardener

Patrick Eyres and Karen Lynch

The nine Yorkshire commissions of Humphry Repton spanned the twenty years between 1790 and 1810. Patrick Eyres and Karen Lynch enlarge the knowledge of his landscape gardening in Yorkshire in general, by offering new insights into these commissions, and, in particular, by reproducing the six extant Red Books that he produced for patrons in the county.


Noble Prospects: Capability Brown & the Yorkshire Landscape

Karen Lynch

The development of a new natural style of laying out parks in the eighteenth century is acknowledged to be one of the greatest artistic achievements in British history. One man’s name is indelibly linked with the profession of landscape gardening: Lancelot Brown.


With Abundance and Variety

Susan Kellerman and Karen Lynch (eds)

The Yorkshire Gardens Trust's book, With abundance and variety: Yorkshire Gardens and Gardeners across Five Centuries was a very exciting venture for the Trust and yet another way that we can encourage more people to explore the county's garden heritage.