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The mission of the Archives of American Gardens is "to collect and make available for research use unique, high quality images of and documentation relating to a wide variety of cultivated gardens throughout the United States that are not documented elsewhere since historic, designed and cultural landscapes are subject to change, loss and destruction.
Its purpose is to serve as an educational tool for teachers and scholars of landscape history affiliated with schools and universities. The images and intellectual content on this site should be used for educational purposes only.
educates and engages the public to make our shared landscape heritage more visible, identify its value, and empower its stewards.
The mission of the Garden Conservancy is to save and share outstanding American gardens for the education and inspiration of the public.
The Pioneers of American Landscape Design® initiative chronicles the lives and careers of those who have designed our gardens, parks, streets, campuses, cemeteries, suburbs, and the innumerable other environments in which we live. This dynamic, ongoing series utilizes multiple formats—including biographical profiles, videotaped and transcribed oral histories, tours, and print publications—to educate, inspire, and promote the active sharing of information.
The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) is the only not-for-profit (501c3) foundation in America dedicated to increasing the public's awareness and understanding of the importance and irreplaceable legacy of its cultural landscapes. Through education, technical assistance, and outreach, we broaden awareness of and support for historic landscapes nationwide in hopes of saving this diverse and priceless heritage for future generations.
Easily find journals, view abstracts, and link directly to full text from over 20,000 titles from hundreds of publishers, all at one web site.
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The purpose of the American Standard for Nursery Stock (ANSI Z60.1) is to provide buyers and sellers of nursery stock with a common terminology in order to facilitate transactions involving nursery stock. For instance, the standards establish common techniques for (a) measuring plants, (b) specifying and stating the size of plants, (c) determining the proper relationship between height and caliper, or height and width, and (d) determining whether a root ball or container is large enough for a particular size plant. As a Free PDF download.
A list of nearly 2,200 items currently held at UCB Libraries is available as an online spreadsheet. This bibliography includes items from Farrand's donation as well as items purportedly gifted by Farrand but not currently reflected in the library catalog (not part of existing holdings).
BioOne is a global, not-for-profit collaboration bringing together scientific societies, publishers, and libraries to provide access to critical, peer-reviewed research in the biological, ecological, and environmental sciences.
New York Botanical Garden authorized users only.
The main purpose of BioStor is to find articles in the Biodiversity Heritage Library. BioStor provides tools for extracting, annotating, and visualising literature from the Biodiversity Heritage Library (and other sources).
Community Homepage. Collections in this community, American Peony Society Garden, Clement Gray Bowers Rhododendron Collection, Deans Garden, F. R. Newman Arboretum, Groundcover Garden, Martha Howell Young Decorative Arts Flower Garden, Mary Rockwell Azalea Garden, Mullestein Winter Garden, Muriel B. Mundy Wildflower Garden, Natural Areas, Pounder Heritage Vegetable Garden, Robison York State Herb Garden,Treman Woodland Walk, Walter C. Heasley, Jr. Rock Garden, Zucker Shrub Sampler
The Florida Agriculture and Rural Life Digital Collection includes the historic publications of the Florida Agricultural Experiment Station and the Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Institute for Food and Agricultural Services (IFAS), University of Florida.
Access to articles about gardens and plants. Topics include horticulture, botany, garden and landscape design & history, ecology, plant and garden conservation, garden management, and horticultural therapy. Covers a wide range of serial titles including general gardening titles of national, international, and regional interest, and titles devoted to specialty gardens and plant groups. Indexed and abstracted are more than 500 core titles.
New York Botanical Garden authorized users only.
The Gardening Collection gathers resources including factsheets, books, PowerPoint presentations, podcasts and Adobe Connect recordings that were produced by experts in the Department of Horticulture or county-based Cornell Cooperative Extension Horticulture Educators. The collection aims to connect gardeners with research-based information that will lead to successful gardening experience and sustainable landscapes. The content of these resources focuses on identifying landscape vision, assessing landscape, choosing plants, preparing site, installing plants and cultural practices associated with managing landscapes such as pruning and training, crop rotation, nutrient and weed management.
A Directory of Public and Private Gardens for Garden Lovers to Visit. American and Irish gardens listed. Find the nearest botanical garden, arboretum, rose garden, water garden, rock garden, herb garden, Japanese garden, zoo or park!
The LuEsther T. Mertz Library of the New York Botanical Garden digitized a select group of books and journals from the Library’s holdings that relate mostly to the natural history and landscape development of New York City and State. Featured in this collection are works on the flowering and non-flowering plant life of many towns and counties of New York State and early and rare guides to street trees, parks and the developed landscape and roadways of New York City’s boroughs. Several journals and reports are from institutions such as the Staten Island Association of Arts and Sciences, the Horticultural Society of Staten Island, the Bronx River Parkway Commission, the Brooklyn Parks Commission, and Olmsted Vaux & Company. Digitization for this project was made possible by a generous grant from the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO).
The Northern Ireland Heritage Gardens Trust grew from the Northern Ireland Heritage Gardens Committee, established in 1980 to prepare and publish an inventory of parks, gardens and demesnes of historic importance within Northern Ireland.
Parks & Gardens UK is the leading on-line resource for historic parks and gardens providing freely accessible, accurate and inspiring information on UK parks, gardens and designed landscapes and all activities concerned with their promotion, conservation and management
Searchable database of woody plants by common or botanical name or other attributes
Plant Information Online offers a collection of databases of interest to plant and gardening enthusiasts and students, as well as professional botanists, horticulturists, and researchers.
Cooperative electronic publishing in developing countries, particularly Latin America and the Caribbean countries.
Search for description of woody plants based upon various characteristics such as height, light, zone, soil Ph.