• Lancelot Brown and his Essex Clients 
    In celebration of the tercentenary of the birth of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown (1716-1783) the Essex Garden Trust’s new publication is a gazetteer of Brown’s eighteenth century commissions that reshaped the landscape of several of Essex’s historic houses. Sites included are Audley End, Belhus, Coopersale House, Copped Hall, Hallingbury and Hatfield Forest, Navestock, Shortgrove, and Thorndon Park.

Published by the Essex Gardens Trust
Available from Jill Plater, 5 Wakelin Chase, Ingatestone CM4 9HH 01277 352867
Price: £8.00 plus £2.00 postage and packing

Sorry, now out of print

  • Paper Landscapes 
    Archive Based Studies on Historic Gardens and Landscapes in Essex
    Edited by Dr Twigs Way for the Essex Gardens Trust    Sorry, now OUT OF PRINT
  • Historic Designed Landscapes 
    Planning and Conservation Guidance
    Edited by Angela Taigel
    Copies still available.  
  • Repton in Essex
    A Gazetteer of Sites Associated with Humphry Repton in Essex
    Edited by Fiona Cowell
    Sorry, now OUT OF PRINT 
  • Rooted in Essex 
    A Gazetteer of Designers, Nurserymen, Writers and Artists Associated with the Historic Gardens of Essex
    Compiled and written by the Essex Gardens Trust Research Group and edited by Dr Twigs Way
  • Living Landscape
    Rarely published information providing a fascinating insight into the role of animals in the designed landscapes of Essex.


The Essex Gardens Trust’s library is now housed in the University of Essex library. EGT members have access to not only our books but also the University’s impressive collection.

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