Tall stoneware pot with pink foxglove

Wyrtig

OE wyrtig, adj: Garden-like, full of plants;
On anum wyrtige hamme, Homl. Skt. ii. 30:312
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An introduction to early gardens in Britain
Selected sources

 

Astill, George and Ann Grant, The Countryside of Medieval England (Oxford: Basil Blackwell Ltd., 1988)

Bond, L.J. and R. Iles. "Early Gardens in Avon and Somerset" in A.E. Brown, ed. Garden Archeology (CBA Research Report 78, 1991).

Bowden, Mark, Donnie Mackay, and Peter Topping. From Cornwall to Caithness: Some Aspects of British Field Archeology (Oxford: BAR [British Archeological Report] British Series 209, 1989).

Branigan, Keith. Town and Country: The Archeology of Verulamium and the Roman Chilterns (Bourne End: Spurbooks, 1973).

Brown, A.E., ed. Garden Archeology (Council for British Archaeology: CBA Research Report 78, 1991).

Carroll, M. Earthly Paradises: Ancient Gardens in History and Archaeology (London, British Museum, 2003).

Cunliffe, Barry. "Roman Gardens in Britain: Review of the Evidence," in Ancient Roman Gardens (Washington, DC: Dumbarton Oaks, 1981).

Eyler, Ellen. Early English Gardens and Garden Books (New York: Cornell University Press, 1963).

Gilchrist, Roberta and Harold Mytum. Advances in Monastic Archeology (Oxford: BAR [British Archeological Report] British Series 227, 1993).

Harvey, John. “Westminster Abbey: The Infirmarer’s Garden," in Garden History 20:2, Autumn 1992, pp. 97-115.

Harvey, John. “The Garden of Henry the Poet," in Garden History 15(1), Spring 1987, pp. 1-11.

Keil, Ian. "The Garden at Glastonbury Abbey," in Proceedings of the Somerset Archeology and Natural History Society (104) 96-101, 1959.

McLean, Theresa. Medieval English Gardens (New York: Viking Press, 1980).

Neckam [Nequam, Neckham], Alexander. Alexandri Neckam De Naturis Rerum Libri Duo: With the Poem of the Same Author, De Laudibus Divinę Sapientię.

Ottaway, P. Archaeology in British Towns (London: Routledge, 1992).

Price, Lorna. The Plan of St. Gall In Brief (Los Angeles: UCLA, 1982.

Smith, H. Celtic and Romano-British Foods from the Isles - A General Approach.

Steane, John. The Archeology of Medieval England and Wales (Beckenham: Croom Helm Ltd., 1985).

Strabo, Walahfrid. Hortulus trans. by Raef Payne (Pittsburgh, PA: The Hunt Botanical Library, 1966).

Tomlinson, Philippa and Allan R. Hall. "A Review of the Archaeological Evidence for food Plants from the British Isles: An Example of the Use of the Archaeobotanical Computer Database (ABCD)." Internet Archaeology I.

 

 

Early Gardens

Gardens of Iron Age Britain

Gardens of Roman Britain

Gardens of Post-Roman Britain

Continental sources on gardens

Church and monastery gardens

Castle and manor gardens

Charter landscapes of Early Medieval England

Gardens in the Domesday Book

Gardens of toft and croft

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