Editors Note: Sara created the Garden History Info website in 2006 as a resource. It was lost when the hosting was cut to Sara’s websites in 2012. This has been added to the Nonsuch website as it shows the breadth of Sara’s passions and her generosity in sharing with everyone who’s interested. 

Welcome to the home of Garden History on the web.

On this site you will find information and articles on the history of gardening (as well all manner of herbs, vegetables, flowers) and on influential gardeners and garden designers of the past, and links to heritage gardens around the world for tourists and gardeners alike.

You will also find articles on attitudes to landscape, plants and animals through the ages, as well also original herbals and cookery articles, recipes and books, drawing on the resources of our private collection of rare and antiquarian books. We also provide links to historic gardens around the world that you can visit.

Our aim is to provide you with as complete a gardening historical experience as possible – not just the garden, but as many and varied aspects of life associated with the garden and outdoor life as we can manage.

  • General Articles 
  • Medieval to 16th century 
  • 17th to 19th century 
  • Practical Guides
  • Biographies
  • Restoring the Heritage Garden 
  • Gardens About the World 
  • Cookery and Recipes 
  • Biography of Thomas Tusser