This guide will help you get started finding resources related to plant growth, identification, care and maintenance. There are tabs for specific kinds of items. In addition, there are separate tabs for biographies and plant propagation.
A chronicle of the life and career of landscape architect Frederick Law Olmstead, best known as the creator of New York's Central Park, shows the effect his ideas and actions had on American culture and history.
Information about "plant hunters, landscape and garden designers, authors of books on gardening down the ages, botanists, garden owners and others with close associations with gardens and gardening", from Sisley Garden Tours.
Lancelot Brown's nickname 'Capability' comes from this description of country houses as bringing a 'capability' for improvement. His popularity declined after his death, but began to recover in the 1890's. His genius has been widely recognized since the 1980's.
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A Genius for Place
Breaking Ground : Portraits of Ten Garden Designers
Dan Kiley : the complete works of America's master landscape architect
The Gardens of Ellen Biddle Shipman
Reading houses and building books : Andrew Jackson Downing and the architecture of popular antebellum literature, 1835-1855
The following databases may be useful to you for your research on individual landscape architects and designers:
(InfoTrac). The database includes reference resources, brief biographies,
and magazine and journal articles about the life and accomplishments of famous
figures worldwide. You can browse by category of person, and search
based on occupation, nationality, and birth year.