Articles

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

  • “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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