Articles

Jill writes for a range of scholarly journals and popular websites. Examples include:

  • “‘For Beauty, and Air, and View’ Contemplating the Wider Surroundings of Sixteenth Century Mughal and European Gardens,” in Gardens of Renaissance Europe and the Islamic Empires edited by Mohammad Gharipour (Pennsylvania State University Press, 2017),
  • “Inspired by the Past,” an article on Percy Cane gardens in England, Scotland, the US and Ethiopia, for Historic Gardens Review (issue 36, September 2017),
  • “Place Maker: Alexandre de Vogüé at Vaux-le-Vicomte,” interview for the Foundation for Landscape Studies’ SiteLines (Spring 2017),
  • “These Beautiful Pleasure-Grounds of Death,” an essay on nineteenth-century America’s adaptation of the Parisian rural cemetery, in Foreign Trends in American Gardens, edited by Raffaella Fabiani Giannetto (University of Virginia Press, 2016),
  • “Le Nôtre at Large,” on the designer’s work outside of France, for Historic Gardens Review (issue 34, July 2016),
  • “Rediscovering a Heritage Garden at Broomhill Library,” in the newsletter of the Friends of the Botanical Gardens, Sheffield (no 46, March 2016),
  • “What does the Future hold for Boxwood?” – a conference report for for Historic Gardens Review newsletter number 42 (March 2016),
  • “Another Secret Garden,” on the Percy Cane design at Oriel House, Sheffield, in Hallamshire Historic Buildings The Cruck (Issue 33, 2016),
  • “A Shadow Pointing the Way,” on Geoffrey Bawa’s gardens at Lunuganga in Sri Lanka, for Historic Gardens Review (Issue 33, Dec 2015 / Jan 2016),
  • “Dan Pearson’s Chelsea garden comes home to Chatsworth,” for GardenDrum (January 2016),
  • “From Le Roi Soleil to the Founding Fathers,” by Françoise Brissard (as translator and editor), for Historic Gardens Review  (Issue 32, July 2015),
  • “Garden Review: Anne Wareham’s Veddw,” for GardenDrum (October 2014),
  • “Garden Review: West Green House,” for GardenDrum (June 2014),
  • “Empire of the Picturesque,” a book review of Romita Ray’s Under the Banyan Tree: Relocating the Picturesque in British India, for Historic Gardens Review (issue 30, April 2014),
  • “Garden Review: The Taj Mahal,” for Historic Gardens Review (issue 30, April 2014),
  • “Filling the Gaps: preserving the heritage of the 20th century,” a conference report for Historic Gardens Review newsletter number 38 (February 2014),
  • “Worthy but Wasted?” on sustainable parks for ThinkinGardens (January 2014),
  • “Paris Post-Script: Parc Monceau Erupts,” for Garden Drum (December 2013),
  • “Delays and Drought in Paris,” reporting on continuing problems at parc André Citroën, Historic Gardens Review (issue 29, October 2013),
  • “Cool Gardens Conserved,” on work at the great Mughal gardens around Srinagar, Historic Gardens Review (issue 29, October 2013),
  • “Plant Hunting in Kashmir,” co-authored with Saima Iqbal, in Soiled and Seeded (issue 9, Autumn 2013),
  • “Looking for Monsieur Lainé,” an article on efforts to restore the reputation of an important French designer, Historic Gardens Review (issue 29, October 2013),
  • “‘Recollections and Hopes’: People’s Perception over Time of the Gardens at Vaux le Vicomte,” an article for the Journal of the Garden History Society (41: 1, Spring 2013),
  • “Mughal Gardens, Kashmir,” for Garden Drum (June 2013),
  • “Of Spice and Tea,” for Garden Drum (May 2013),
  • “The Rock Garden, Chandigarh,” for Garden Drum (March 2013),
  • “From Delphi to Disney,” a book review of John Dixon Hunt’s A World of Gardens for Historic Gardens Review (Issue 28, March 2013),
  • “Monty Don’s French Gardens,” for Garden Drum (November 2012),
  • “Virtuous Spiral,” an Optimist piece, for Historic Gardens Review (Issue 27, July 2012),
  • “For beauty, and air, and view,” a paper on the wider surroundings of sixteenth-century Mughal and European gardens, presented at the second international meeting of the European Architectural History Network (31 May-3 June 2012),
  • “Forcing Ground or Melting Pot?” – a conference report for Historic Gardens Review (Issue 25, Summer 2011),
  • “What Makes a Garden Japanese?” for Gardening Gone Wild (June 2011),
  • “The Barbican Complex, architecture and nature in the City of London,” text for a photo-essay by Lula Alvarez at On Botanical Photography (May 2011),
  • “These beautiful pleasure-grounds of Death,” a paper on responses to Père Lachaise and Mount Auburn cemeteries, presented at Foreign Trends on American Soil (a symposium at the University of Pennsylvania, March 18-19, 2011),
  • “Learning about the world – one garden at a time,” Carousel (Summer 2010),
  • The “Gardens That Were Never Built” series for Gardens and People:
  • “Historic Restoration as Mille-feuille,” on the proposals by Bernard Lassus for the Jardin des Tuileries in Paris (July 2010),
  • “Back into Place,” an interview with Kim Wilkie about the Capability Brown design for Heveningham Hall in Suffolk (March 2010),
  • “Genius Distilled” on a late Dan Kiley design in Cambridge, Massachusetts (January 2010),
  • “Virtuous Spiral,” on Robert Smithson’s iconic earthwork, Historic Gardens Review (Issue 22, December 2009),
  • “That Faint Semblance of Eden” – a discussion piece on the challenges of sustainability in landscape design history, online in Design Philosophy Papers (March 2009), and featured in the print edition DPP: Collection Five (January/February 2010), as one of the best articles of the year,
  • “Historic Gardens of the Future – at Risk,” Historic Gardens Review (May 2009),
  • “A Better Monument?” Perspectives in Landscape Design  (Spring 2008),
  • “Helping Reveal the Past,” Carousel (Autumn 2007),
  • “Two Significant Gardens in Old Cambridge,” Perspectives in Landscape Design (Summer 2007).

Jill also writes the popular landscapelover’s blog.

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