Norfolk Gardens Trust
The Good Gardens Guide 2006 A reference book for all garden visitors and enthusiasts. It covers over 1000 gardens open to the public in Britain, Ireland and Europe, if within a day's drive of the Channel Tunnel. The text includes up-to-date information on opening times, admission prices, plants for sale and parking. Bloomsbury. Edited by Peter King.
Patrick Taylor's Guide to Gardens of Britain & Ireland The Sunday Telegraph. Enchanted gardens and horticultural treasures are explored in this spectacular guide to British and Irish gardens. Each garden has been carefully evaluated and lavishly photographed by Patrick Taylor
Gardens of England & Wales Open for Charity - The National Gardens Scheme Yellow Book - Published annually.
RHS Gardeners Handbook published annually.
RHS Garden Finder With more than 1,000 beautiful gardens listed, this is an indispensible guide for any plant lover. An A-Z listing of plants will help you find the garden with the most impressive display of the plant you want to see, and to locate national plant collections. Includes all essential contact information: telephone and fax numbers, websites, opening times, location maps and facilities offered.
BBC Gardener's World - The Garden Lover's Guide to Britain Kathryn Bradley-Hole. The best places to see at different times of the year and which are the best gardens to see if you only have a very short time in one area, indespensible.
General Guides to Norfolk Gardens
Gardens in Norfolk - Tom Williamson and Anthea Taigel - Centre for East Anglian Studies -UEA - 1990. An historical survey and highly readable account of Norfolk gardens between 1550 -1900. 82 pages. 25 illustrations plus 8 colour plates.
The Archaeology of the Landscape Park - Garden Design in Norfolk c.1680 -1840. - Tom Williamson - BAR British Series 268 1998. 330 pages. Highly detailed and authoritative account, well illustrated with maps, ground plans, drawings and photographs.
Journal of Garden History - Vol 11 Numbers 1 &2 Jan-June 1991
Some Early Geometric Gardens in Norfolk - Anthea Taigel and Tom Williamson. 111 pages. Illustrated.
Norfolk Country Houses from the Air - Derek Edwards and Tom Williamson - 2000. 122 pages. Survey from Tudor to early 20th century of Norfolk's historic houses, their grounds and gardens, set in their historical context. Highly readable and concise text with excellent black and white aerial photography.
English Heritage - Register of Parks and Gardens of special historic interest in England - Part 29 - Norfolk - Descriptive details and connected dates of Norfolk's most historic gardens and landscapes. Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission, 23 Savile Row, London W1X 2HE
Holkham - ed Leo Schmidt, Christian Keller and Polly Feversham. 2005. Explores the landscape and architectural history of Holkham Hall, including the construction process and describes the magnificent interiors.
Other Books on Norfolk, and Norfolk's Houses
Books on the history and development of Norfolk Gardens
The Country Houses of Norfolk George Winkley has spent a lifetime surveying these houses from the point of view of the architectural historian - they are not merely brigk or stone, slate or wood but were built by someone for someone else to live in.
Buildings of England Norfolk 1: Norwich and North-East Norfolk 2: North-West and South, These new editions of Sir Nikolaus Pevsner's original volumes bring together the latest research on a county which has some of the most attractive buildings in England.
Burke's & Savills Guide to Country Houses - Volume 111 East Anglia. 1981 - Norfolk section by Michael Sayer. Gardens only rarely mentioned, but gives excellent over view of Norfolk's impressive heritage of rich domestic architecture and the wealth of its estates.
A Shell Guide - Norfolk Wilhelmine Harrod -fourth edition 1982