Research blog

23rd February 2022

Seek and ye shall find...or perhaps not?

by Chris Beevers

Clues to the history of a designed landscape can come from all sorts of sources...

18th February 2022

The plant list of Sir John Reresby

by Chris Webb

On the 11th of April 1642, Reresby of Thrybergh Hall, sat down and made a list of all the plants in his garden...

Sir Thomas Frankland

Portrait of Sir Thomas Frankland, 6th Baronet, 1777, by George Romney. Source.

16th February 2022

Gardening life of Sir Thomas Frankland

by Margaret Mathews

Read how Sir Thomas, a gentleman botanist, experimented at his home, Thirkleby Hall in Yorkshire.

11th February 2022

A glimpse of gardens from the past

by Chris Beevers

Learn about old postcards of gardens and what they reveal

25th November 2021

A History of Gledhow

by Louise Wickham

Explore the history of the Gledhow Estate near Leeds, painted by Turner in the early 19th century and featuring a house attributed to John Carr.

2nd November 2021

Thomas Knowlton

by Louise Wickham

Learn about Thomas Knowlton, head gardener at the Earl of Burlington's Londesborough estate and 18th century polymath.