Landscape and green paces: gardens and garden history in the West Midlands

Following the successful Annual Conference of the Centre for West Midlands History in March 2014, Dr Malcolm Dick and PhD student Elaine Mitchell are co-editing a volume based on the papers delivered on the theme of Gardens and Garden History.

Published by Hertfordshire University Press, this will be the first regional study of garden history in the West Midlands and includes the results of recent academic research, which is grounded in the 'new' garden history that looks beyond a focus purely on aesthetics and the gardens of the elite.