Cultivating America's Gardens

American garden-making has evolved over time, shaped by history, social attitudes, the environment, and new ideas. The books in this collection illustrate this history and complement the exhibition Cultivating America's Gardens produced by the Libraries and Smithsonian Gardens.

Cover of "Art out-of-doors"

Art out-of-doors

Van Rensselaer, Schuyler, Mrs.
C. Scribner's Sons
1893
Cover of "Beautiful gardens in America"

Beautiful gardens in America

Shelton, Louise
Scribner's
1916, c1915
Cover of "Beautiful gardens in America"

Beautiful gardens in America

Shelton, Louise
C. Scribner's sons
1915
Cover of "Botany for young people"

Botany for young people

Gray, Asa
American Book Company
[1872]
Cover of "Botany for young people and common schools"

Botany for young people and common schools

Gray, Asa
American Book Company
[1858]
Cover of "Gardens and their meaning"

Gardens and their meaning

Williams, Dora
Ginn and company
[c1911]
Cover of "How to make school gardens"

How to make school gardens

Hemenway, Herbert Daniel
Doubleday, Page
1903
Cover of "Italian villas and their gardens"

Italian villas and their gardens

Wharton, Edith; Parrish, Maxfield Century Company. De Vinne Press. Decorative Designers (Firm)
The Century Co.
1904
Cover of "Old time gardens, newly set forth"

Old time gardens, newly set forth

Earle, Alice Morse
The Macmillan company
1901
Cover of "The art of beautifying suburban home grounds of small extent"

The art of beautifying suburban home grounds of small extent

Scott, Frank J.
D. Appleton & Co.
1870
Title page of "The gardeners dictionary"

The gardeners dictionary : containing the best and newest methods of cultivating and improving the kitchen, fruit, flower garden, and nursery, as also

Miller, Philip
Printed for the author, and sold by John and Francis Rivington [and 23 others]
1768
Cover of "The North American sylva"

The North American sylva v.2 (1853)

Michaux, François André; Smith, J. Jay
R.P. Smith
1853
Cover of "The war garden victorious"

The war garden victorious

Pack, Charles Lathrop; Warshaw Collection of Business Americana.
Press of J.P. Lippincott company
[1919]