In 2022 our journal Garden History marked its 50th year of publication. To celebrate we have published a 50th anniversary edition which revisits selected articles from that period and pairs them with articles by a distinguished panel of experts reflecting on their significance and updating research on the topic. We are grateful to the Finnis Scott Foundation and many individual donors for their support, which has made this publication possible.

The anniversary edition can be viewed on our dedicated website, and it is also available to purchase at £20 by emailing

Garden History is one of the foremost journals in its field worldwide and remains the journal in which to be published for those dedicated to garden history scholarship. It has a wide academic and professional readership, and from the earliest issue to the present is an enormously important and relevant source of information, providing vital support to the Gardens Trust’s promotion of the study of garden history, landscape gardening and horticulture. Its reviews section also offers timely and critical reflection upon recent published work in the field.”

Dominic Cole, CMLI FIOH VMM OBE, President of The Gardens Trust

Five copies of the journal Garden History on a yellow background.

Download the complete Contents of Garden History, and its predecessor volumes (from 1966), up to and including Winter 2021, which includes details of how to read or obtain the articles. We have also published a 50th anniversary celebratory volume revisiting some of the seminal articles that have been published in the previous 49 volumes. Many articles originally published in Garden History later led onto work that became the classic books on the subject.

The Gardens Trust (formerly the Garden History Society) has been publishing academic articles on the subject since 1969, if you include our two early Occasional Papers. All articles remain in print and/or are available through JSTOR. See below for Supplements, appendices or gazeteers related to the Journal.

Contributions for future issues

The editor welcomes the submission of any article that significantly advances our understanding of the history and conservation of gardens and designed landscapes. Articles should ideally be up to 6,000 words in length, though longer contributions will be considered on their merits. Shorter articles may be published as ‘Notes’. We advise all contributors to consult our updated Garden History submissions guide.

Contributions for publication should be submitted to the Editor:
Dr Barbara Simms, 2 Upper Lodge Farm Cottages, The Broyle, Ringmer, Lewes, East Sussex BN8 5AP.

Current editions are around 200 pages, with from 5 to 10 articles, and notes, per edition. The journal is printed using soya based ink, recycled, carbon balanced paper and biodegradable mailing film.

Some issues or information are only available on-line and can be seen below (free of charge).

Garden History 50 Pointer Gazetteer Summer 2022

Garden History 47: Supplement 1 Spring 2019
Humphry Repton and Horticulture

Campbell article appendices

Garden History 46: supplement 1 Autumn 2018
Edward Kemp (1871–91): Landscape Gardener

Garden History 43:1  Summer 2015
Plants of Croome 1746–1813 

Garden History 43: supplement 1 Spring 2015
The Proceedings of the Edinburgh Gardens and Squares Conference

Back issues of Garden History journal

You can download the Cumulative Index of all editions of Garden History (only up to 2000) and the Society’s other publications.

Members of The Gardens Trust receive a copy of each new journal as it is published, usually twice yearly. All back issues of Garden History and our two earlier Occasional Papers are available and cost £18.00 (post free in the UK, and including VAT; at cost overseas); for prices for bulk orders please contact us. Alternatively you can read and download articles on JSTOR (for which we make a small charge, currently $6 US, unless you have free access). We have a three-year embargo, so the most recent editions can only be read in traditional paper form.

To order back issues, please email us at

If you have further queries, phone: +44 (0)20 7251 2610


Editor — Barbara Simms PhD (2004–)
Assistant Editor — Cristiano Ratti DPhil (1998–)
Founding Editor — Dr Christopher Thacker (1970–80)

Editorial Advisory Board (2017–2021)

Gábor Alföldy MA, Budapest, Hungary
Patrick Bowe, Dublin, Ireland
John Edmondson PhD, Holywell, UK
Brent Elliott PhD, London, UK
Alison Hardie PhD, University of Leeds, UK
David Jacques PhD, Sugnall, UK
Marcus Köhler PhD, Technical University, Dresden, Germany
Mark Laird, Toronto, ON, Canada
Verena Mauldon MLitt, Mangrove Mountain, NSW, Australia
Eeva Ruoff PhD, Aalto University, Finland
Boris Sokolov PhD, State University for the Humanities, Moscow, Russia
Michael Symes MPhil, London, UK
Judith B. Tankard MA, New York University, USA
Marc Treib, University of California – Berkeley, USA
Jan Woudstra PhD, University of Sheffield, UK


Previous Editors

Dr Christopher Thacker (1970–80)
John Anthony (1980)
W.A Brogden BArch, PhD (1981–3)
Brent Elliott PhD (1984–8 and 1989)
Robert Oresko (1988)
Jane Crawley and Elisabeth Whittle (1989–97)
Dr Jan Woudstra PhD (1998–2004)
Andrew Eburne PhD (2004–06)

Previous Editorial Advisory Board members

Andrew Eburne PhD, Norfolk, UK
Colleen Morris MHerit.Cons, Sydney, Australia
Timothy Mowl DPhil FSA, University of Bristol, UK
Elizabeth Barlow Rogers, New York City, USA
Ada Segre PhD, Bologna, Italy
Joachim Wolschke-Bulmahn PhD, Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany