Resources: Southern Plant Lists

Garden restoration should involve careful research about the site itself, about the people responsible for the garden, and about the place of a particular garden in the broader cultural landscape of the period under study. On occasion an abundance of documentation survives, but more often only scattered references exist to guide a restoration project. A primary question usually relates to the types of plants once found in a garden. Thus the Southern Garden History Society is pleased to make Southern Plant Lists available to those whose research may range from the colonial period all the way to the early twentieth century. Of course no such a collection of documents can ever be truly comprehensive and should only be seen as one resource among many, but updates will be provided as further material is discovered.

To view the PDF file of Southern Plant Lists, click here.

Supplement, Southern Plant Lists

The Supplement to the Southern Plant Lists offers scholars, historians, and garden enthusiasts the opportunity to discover and review primary source documents regarding the introduction and cultivation of species and varieties in southern gardens. The Society welcomes further contributions, both transcribed or in their original form as PDF files. Click here for further information.

First supplement: Catalogue of Plants in South-Carolina Botanick Garden, 1810.

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