Medieval Gardens

The Medieval Garden

Flowers in Medieval Manuscripts

Medieval Gardens: Dumbarton Oaks Colloquium on the History of Landscape Architecture

Gardens, Landscape, and Vision in the Palaces of Islamic Spain

The Tudor House and Garden: Architecture and Landscape in the Sixteenth and Early Seventeenth Centuries

Shakespeare in the Garden

Knot Gardens and Parterres

Health and Healing from the Medieval Garden

Literature and the Renaissance Garden

The Garden at Bomarzo: A Renaissance Riddle

European Gardens: History, Philosophy, and Design

The following links are to depictions of “pleasure gardens” in late medieval manuscripts (and some from the early 16th century as well). Many of these gardens are allegorical or metaphorical, rather than realistic representations of specific medieval gardens.

For more on this subject, see these links on gardens and garden design, knot gardens, pre-17th century gardens, and flowers and plants, as well as The Writer in the Garden.