“The most fortunate situation”: The Story of York’s Museum Gardens
by Peter Hogarth and Ewan Anderson (2018)
The history of York is the history of England and the history of the Museum Gardens is the history of York. From a city dumping ground to a monastic garden to, in 1928, a botanic garden, the Museum Gardens have expanded and developed. The purpose has evolved from exclusively scientific to include horticulture and leisure. There is a rich and varied plant collection underpinned by an Arboretum with a range of rare trees. The book includes 12 of Ewan’s tree drawings.