General Reading

Book of the Scottish Garden
by Fay Young et al
Published in 1991 by Canongate ISBN: 9780862413675
Fifty of Scotland’s key gardens explored in photography and text.
Status: Out of print, but still available secondhand

The Garden Cottage Diaries; My Year in the Eighteenth Century
by Fiona J.Houston
An honest, thought-provoking and amusing account of how the author spent a year in a simple one-room cottage living in the manner of her Peebleshire ancestor.
Status: In print

Gardens of Scotland
by Vivian Russell
Sixty-four gardens of significant interest, divided into six regions, are featured in this extensively illustrated collection.
Status: Reprinting (2011)

The Scottish Gardener
by Suki Urquhart
Published in 2005 by Birlinn Ltd ISBN: 9781841583631
A handsomely illustrated book exploring the diversity of Scottish gardens and gardeners, their history and distinctive character.
Status: In print

Specific Periods

Early Gardens of Scotland: A Writer’s Odyssey
by Sheila Mackay
An illustrated exploration of Scottish gardens between the 16th and mid-18th Centuries.
Polygon Edinburgh 2001
ISBN 0748662545
Status: In print

Ornamental Structures in the Medieval Gardens of Scotland
by Scott Cooper
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Evolution of a Medieval Scottish Manor at Perceton, near Irvine, North Ayrshire
by Simon Stronach et al
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The Scots Gard’ner Published for the Climate of Scotland (1683)
by John Reid
Mainstream Publishing Company (Edinburgh) Ltd 1988, ISBN 1851581251
Status: Out of print, but still available secondhand

The Scottish Chateau: the Country House of Renaissance Scotland
by Charles McKean
Sutton Publishing, 2001   ISBN 0750923237
Status: Out of print, but still available secondhand


John MacMillan (d: 1621) Gardner at Baltersan Castle. Last Will and Testament, National Archives of Scotland
ref. C/C/9/7/18 ff 3r-4r

The Eighteenth Century Millers and their Garden at the Abbey of Holyrood
by Robertson, Forbes W
Article in Scottish Local History, Issue 76, Summer 2009.


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