Publications by Todd Longstaffe-Gowan


The London Square: gardens in the midst of town (Yale University Press for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, 2012).

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The Gardens and Parks at Hampton Court Palace (Frances Lincoln, London, in collaboration with Historic Royal Palaces, 2005)

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The London Town Garden 1700-1840 (Yale University Press for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, 2001).

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‘The Three Perfections: Eileen Hogan and Urban Space’, in Eileen Hogan: Personal Geographies, Elisabeth Fairman, ed. (Yale UP, 2019), pp.80-89

‘The unaffected Englishness of Queen Caroline’s gardens at Kensington Palace’, in Hanover and England – a gardens and personal union?, Marcus Kohler and Joachim Wolschke-Bulmahn, eds. (CGL-Studies 25, Munich 2018), pp. 171-90.

Preface, Repton in London: The Gardens and Landscapes of Humphry Repton (1752-1818) in the London Boroughs (2018)

‘Gardens of Court and Country: English Design 1630–1730’ by David Jacques (book review), The Burlington Magazine, CLIX, September 2017, pp. 731-2

‘Grosvenor Square: London’s Campidoglio?, The London Gardener (2017), vol. xxi, pp. 42-63.

‘A Total Work of Architectural and Landscape Art’: A Vision for Regent’s Park (February 2017), commissioned by the Crown Estate Paving Commissioners (CEPC)

‘Hankering after Horticulture’ in Enlightened Princesses: Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte, and the Shaping of the Modern World (Yale University Press, 2017), pp. 349-57

‘English Gardening 1650-1800’ [book review]. Print Quarterly, vol. xxxiii, no. 2 (2016), pp.181-2.

‘Square Roots’ [Charterhouse Square gardens], The Clerkenwell Post, issue 33, September/October 2016, pp. 16-17.

‘John Spyers’ Chronicle of the Decay of Ancient Splendour at Hampton Court Palace’, The London Gardener (2016), vol. xx, pp. 96-102.

‘The attraction of the “ancient impenetrability” of Charterhouse Square’ in Revealing the Charterhouse: the making of a London landmark (2016), pp.187-199

‘The delightful mutability of the past’, The Gardens Trust Yearbook 2016, pp. 6-7.

‘Sweet Prospects and Stately Avenues: The Role and Importance of the Lime Tree Alleys at Hampton Court Palace’ in Kurt Almqvist and Susanna Hakelius Popva, eds., The Royal Garden: Identity, Power and Pleasure (Axel and Margaret Ax:son Johnson Foundation, Stockholm, 2016) , pp. 155-69

‘Malplaquet House’ in Tania Compton, ed., The Private Gardens of England (Constable, 2015), 333-41

‘The Art of The Garden’ (exhibition review), The Burlington Magazine, CLVII, June 2015, pp. 427-8

‘Public Gardens: Invite Only’, The Journal of the London Society, spring/summer 2015, issue no. 467, pp. 8-13.

The Loudons and the Gardening Press (book review), Print Quarterly, xxxii, 2015, I, pp. 59-60.

‘Reinstating John Nash’s Picturesque Vision at Regent’s Park, London’, Garden History 43: supplement 1, Spring 2015, pp. 87-96.. Proceedings of the Edinburgh Gardens and Squares Conference: The Scottish Enlightenment as Manifested in the Gardens and Squares of Edinburgh’s New Town (Sept. 2014).

‘Pope, Roubiliac and the portrait bust, (exhibition review), The Burlington Magazine, November 2014, no. 1340, pp.: 767-768

‘The Perilous Pond: ‘The Compleatest [Pleasure Bath] of a Public Nature of any in the Kingdom’, The London Gardener (2014), vol. xviii, pp. 11–22

‘A modest Proposal: two centuries after the birth of Regent’s Park, Todd Longstaffe-Gowan looks at the potential for one of London’s greatest park to re-establish itself as an outstanding urban landscape’, Country Life, vol.207, no.41, 9 Oct 2013, pp.72-76.

‘Farewell Brunswick Square’, The London Gardener, vol. xvii, 2012, pp.67-73.

‘“The Blockade and the Dinner Table”: a fishy tale from Battersea Park’, The London Gardener, vol. xvi, 2011, pp. 89-96.

‘News of Views: Kensington Palace Gardens’, Welcome to Kensington Projects, Newsletter, (Historic Royal Palaces) October 2011.

‘French Romantic gardens’, Burlington Magazine, July 2011, pp.495-6.

‘Layer upon Layer’, House & Garden, July 2011, pp.90-3.

“Mignard, the Marquise and Martinique: A West Indian Setting for a Masterpiece of ‘Grand Epoque’ Portraiture,” The Burlington Magazine, July 2010, pp. 448-51.

‘Brazen proclamations: the deployment of statuary in some early London garden squares’, Sculpture Journal, vol. 18, no.1, 2009, pp. 52-66.

‘The London Square: “Islets in our desert of brick, slate and mud”’, Papers read at the LAMAS [London and Middlesex Archaeological Society] Local History Conference in November 2009: Open-Air London: Pleasure, Parks and Protest, pp.279-86.

‘Reawakening a Kensington Palace treasure’, Country Life, vol. 203, no. 20, 2009 May 20, p. 63.

‘Succulent exotic thrills’, Country Life, vol. 202, no. 21, 2008 May 21, pp.104-107.

‘Life in a City Square’, London Landscapes, No: 18 Spring 2008, pp.10-11.

‘The Shell-Shattered French Village in Trafalgar Square’, The London Gardener, vol. xiv, 2008, pp.47–52

Mapping a national style: topography & landscape at the Yale Center for British art’, Apollo, April 2007

‘The Washington Inn: The “House of Ulysses” in St James’s Square Garden’, The London Gardener, vol. xiii, 2007, pp. 89–95

‘Portman Square Garden: “The Montpelier of England”’, The London Gardener, vol. xii, 2006, pp. 78–93

‘One rare piece of novelty’, with Tim Knox, Apollo, vol. 164, no. 533, 2006 July, pp. 49-57.

‘Topiary on a Gargantuan Scale: The Clipped “Yew-Trees” at Four Ancient London

Churchyards’, The London Gardener, vol. xi, 2005, pp. 70–86

‘Landscape gardens in essence’, Apollo, vol. 161, no. 516, February 2005, p. 72-4.

‘The New Globe Tavern and its pleasure grounds, Mile End Road’, The London Gardener, vol. ix, 2004, pp. 53-60.

‘At play in the field of the Lords’, Antiquarian Book Review, May 2003, pp. 36-9.

‘A Note on the London Inventory of Historic Green Spaces’, The London Gardener, vol. viii, 2003, p.96. 

‘New making & altering of his Grace ye Duke of Beauforts garden in Up[p]er Grosvenor Street London’,, Georgian Group Journal, vol. 12, 2002, p. 149-162.

‘Crowns for the Flowers of Queens’, Country Life, 30 May 2002, pp. 154-5.

‘A new angle on London’s squares’, Country Life, vol. 196, no. 20, 2002 May 16, p. 166-68.

‘A Palmyrene eye-catcher for Hanover Square Gardens?’, The London Gardener, vol. vi, 2001, p. 50-59.

‘Melancholy little gardens’, Guide London, Copenhagen, 1999, pp. 69-77.

‘Edifices of show hide the views’, Country Life, vol. 195, no. 17, 2001 Apr. 26, p. 96-7.

‘Private Urban Gardening in England, 1700-1830: On the Art of Sinking’, The Vernacular Garden, Dumbarton Oaks, Colloquium no. 14, John Dixon Hunt and Joachim Wolschke-Bulmahn, eds.,1995, pp. 47-75.

‘The ‘Pert Squirt’: a history of the Fountain Court at the Middle Temple’, The London Gardener, vol. iii, 1998, p. 39-48.

‘Melancholy Little Gardens’, The London Gardener, vol. iv, 1998, pp. 45–48 

‘Grimsthorpe Castle, Lincolnshire’, Country Life, vol. 192, no. 21, 1998 May 21, p. 50-5.

‘History of Spencer House garden, 27 St James’s Place, SW1’, The London Gardener, vol. 1, no. i, 1995, p. 40, 42-8.

‘Thorvaldsen’s ‘Valdrescot’: a lost bust of Sir Walter Scott discovered’, with Tim Knox, Apollo, vol. cxxxvii, no. 372, February 1993, pp. 75-81.

‘Institutional elysiums: London’s almshouse gardens 1690-1810’, Georgian Group Journal, 1992, p. 82-6.

‘A town garden design for 29 Old Burlington Street, Westminster’, with Tim Knox, Georgian Group Journal, 1991, p. 36-40.

‘Gardening and the middle classes’, London Pride: The Glorious History of the Capital’s Gardens, Mireille Galinou, ed., Anaya Press: London, 1990, pp. 122-33.

‘Plant effluvia. Changing notions of the effects of plant exhalations on human health in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries’, Journal of Garden History,1987, vol.7, no.2, pp. 176-85.

‘Proposal for a Georgian Town Garden in Gower Street: the Francis Douce Garden’, Garden History, Autumn 1987, vol.15, no. 2, pp. 136-44. 

‘James Cochran: florist and plant contractor to Regency London’, Garden History, vol. 15, no. 1, 1987, p. 55-63.