Oakville's Private Gardens and Estate Parks, 1914-1939
Pleasance Crawford Residency
introduction bring in photos lecture series garden analysis portfolio chronology bibliography links contacts sitescope

Compiled by Pleasance Crawford

Version of 27 October 2004

Adams, Denise Wiles. Restoring American Gardens: An Encyclopedia of Heirloom
Ornamental Plants, 1640-1940
. Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2004.

Aslet, Clive. The American Country House.
New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1990.
Reviewed in JNEGHS 2.

Clayton, Virginia Tuttle. The Once & Future Gardener: Garden Writing
from the Golden Ago of Magazine, 1900-1940
. Boston: David R. Godine, 2000.

Crawford, Pleasance. “The Ontario Home Landscape: 1890-1914.”
Unpublished Wegman Fellowship report, 1981.
*Copies at City of Toronto Archives, Pleasance Crawford Fonds;
Toronto Botanical Garden Library; University of Toronto Libraries,
School of Architecture, Landscape and Design.

Darke, Rick. In Harmony with Nature: Lessons from the Arts and Crafts Garden.
New York: Friedman/Fairfax Publishers, 2000.
Reviewed in JNEGHS 9.

Elliott, Brent. The Country House Garden: From the Archives of Country Life, 1987-1939.
London: Mitchell Beazley (distributed by Antique Collectors’ Club), 1995.
Reviewed in JNEGHS 4.

Griswold, Mac, and Eleanor Weller. The Golden Age of American Gardens,
Proud Owners, Private Estates, 1890-1940
New York: Harry N. Abrams/The Garden Club of America, 1991.
Reviewed in JNEGHS 2.

Hewitt, Mark Alan. The Architect and the American Country House, 1890-1940.
New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1990.
Reviewed in JNEGHS 2.

Hitchmough, Wendy. Arts and Crafts Gardens.
New York: Rizzoli International Publications, 1998.
Reviewed in JNEGHS 7.

Legate, Kim D. “Ontario’s Butchart Gardens: The Story of David Martin Butchart’s
‘The Martins,’ A Personal Vision of Paradise.
Unpublished MLA Thesis, University of Guelph Faculty of Graduate Studies, 1995.

Moss, Roger W. The American Country House.
New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1990.
Reviewed in JNEGHS 2.

Reford, Alexander. “Les Jardins de Métis: Elsie Reford’s Canadian Garden.”
Journal of the New England Garden History Society 9 (2001): 34-44.

Reford, Alexander, and Louise Tanguay. The Reford Garden: Elsie’s Paradise.
Quebec: Les Editions de l’Homme, 2004.

Stilgoe, John R. Borderlands: Origins of the American Suburb, 1820-1939.
New Haven: Yale University Press, 1988.
Reviewed in JNEGHS 1.

Tankard, Judith B. Garden of the Arts and Crafts Movement: Reality and Imagination.
New York: Harry N. Abrams, 2004.

von Baeyer, Edwinna. Garden of Dreams: Kingsmere and Mackenzie King.
Toronto and Oxford: Dundurn Press, 1990.

von Baeyer, Edwinna. Rhetoric and Roses: A History of Canadian Gardening, 1900-1930.
Markham, ON: Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 1984.

von Baeyer, Edwinna, and Pleasance Crawford.
Garden Voice: Two Centuries of Canadian Garden Writing.

Toronto: Random House of Canada, 1994; Vintage Canada, 1997.

For additional sources, see

Photo Credit: Detail - Archives of Ontario,
Acc 12851, F 1075, H870, AO 6824.