Landscape and Garden History

Note: In addition to the list of publication below, this site provides links to some unpublished documents that may interest fellow landscape design historians. These are at the end of the Home page.

Publications (Selected)

Crawford, Pleasance. Fourteen extended captions. In James, Geoffrey, and Mark Kingwell. Toronto. Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre, 2006.

-----. "Mystery and Magic on the Belt Line Trail." Toronto Field Naturalist No. 541 (Sept. 2--6): 9.

-----. "Home Landscapes: Oakville's Private Gardens and Estate Parks, 1914-1939." Web pages created in November 2004 as part of a one-month residency at Gairloch Gardens, Oakville, ON, and maintained on the Oakville Galleries site.

-----. "Along the Garden Path." Legacy/Héritage 6, 1 (March 2004): 1-3.

-----. "Notes from A Naturalist's Diary." Toronto Field Naturalist No. 504 (Dec. 2001): 11-12.

-----. "A Modern Heritage Landscape Discovered: Bloorview Macmillan Centre." Historic Preservation [newletter of the American Society of Landscape Architects Historic Preservation Professional Interest Group] XI, 2 (fall 2001): 7. [Or go to HPPGarticle for a PDFversion.]

-----. "Subject to Change: The Asylum Landscape Since 1845." In Hudson, Edna, ed. The Provincial Asylum in Toronto: Reflections on the Social and Architectural History. Toronto: Toronto Region Architectural Conservancy, 2000, 57-80. [Or go to PLAChapter a PDF version.]

-----. "Book Review: Early Canadian Gardening by Eileen Woodhead." Seeds of Diversity 12,3(Sept. 1999):30.

-----. “The Forgotten Landscape Architectural Firm of Harries, Hall and Kruse of Toronto and Buffalo.” Environments 26,3(Spring 1999):29-35. 

-----. “The Grounds of the Old Whitby Psychiatric Hospital: Their Evolution and Significance.”  In: Conserving Ontario’s Landscapes: 6th annual conference of the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario Inc., held in Belleville, 18-19 April 1997. Toronto: The Architectural Conservancy of Ontario, Inc., 1998, 45-48.

Dictionary of Canadian Biography, Vol. XIV.  Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1998. s.v. "Linus Woolverton," by Pleasance Crawford.

Crawford, Pleasance. “The Roots of the Toronto Horticultural Society.” Ontario History LXXXVIX (June 1997): 125-139.

----. "Book Review: The Garden Club and the Kumquat Campaign by Des Kennedy." The Canadian Forum LXXV, 853(Oct. 1996):37-38.

----. "Book Review: Stony Ground: The Making of a Canadian Garden by Douglas Chambers." The Canadian Forum LXXV, 854(Nov. 1996):39-41.

-----. "Joseph Earnshaw and the Design of Prospect Cemetery, Toronto." Canadian Horticultural History 3(No.1, 1995): 25-46.

-----. "Job's Tears." Heritage Seed Program 8,2(Aug. 1995):19-20.

Dictionary of Canadian Biography, Vol. XIII.  Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1994, s.v. "Delos White Beadle," "William Rennie," and "Andrew Murray Smith," by Pleasance Crawford.

Crawford, Pleasance. "Learning What Cymbidiums Want." Trellis 19,9(Oct. 1992):6-7.

-----. "Frances Verene McLeod Blue, FCSLA, 1914-1992." 
CSLA/AAPC Bulletin 7,3(July 1992):4.

-----. "A Preliminary Bibliography of the Published Writings of Lorrie Alfreda Dunington (1877-1945) and Howard Burlingham Grubb (1881-1965)." Canadian Horticultural History 2(No. 3, 1990):155-160. [Please see Revised version in PDF.]

-----. "William Rennie Sr. (1835-1910): Agriculturist, Seedsman, and York Pioneer." The York Pioneer 84(1989):28-32.

-----. "Tree Planting Patterns: Examples from Nineteenth-Century Ontario." In: Proceedings of the ALHFAM [Association for Living Historical Farms and Agricultural Museums] Annual Meeting,  June 22-26, 1986, Guelph, Ontario, Canada 9(1989):143-156.

-----. "Nineteenth Century Plant Labels." APT [Association for Preservation Technology] Bulletin 21(No. 2, 1989):58-61.

-----. "Sea Kale." Heritage Seed Program 2(No. 1, April 1989):10-13.

-----. "The Claus Garden Notebooks." Pollen 1,2(Oct.1988):3.

-----."Book Review: American Gardens of the Nineteenth Century by Ann Leighton." Canadian Horticultural History 1(No. 3, 1987):177-79.

-----. "Letters on Landscape." APT  [Association for Preservation Technology] 
Bulletin 19(No. 2, 1987):61-63.

-----. "Merriman Memorial Now 50 Years Old." Pappus 6(Spring 1987):3-4.

-----. "Of Grounds Tastefully Laid Out: The Landscaping of Public Buildings in 19th Century Ontario." SSAC [Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada] Bulletin 11(Sept. 1986):3-7, 13.

-----. "H.A. Engelhardt Followup." Landscape Architectural Review 7(Mar. 1986):20-21.

-----. "History of the Gardens at The Grange." In: Commonwealth Historic Resource Management Limited. The Grange Garden Restoration: Phase 1. Perth and Ottawa: Commonwealth Historic Resource Management Limited, 1985, pp. 8-22.

-----. "Some Early Ontario Nurserymen." Canadian Horticultural History 1(No. 1, 1985):28-64.

-----. "H.A. Engelhardt (1830-1897): Landscape Designer." In: German-Canadian Yearbook  VIII(1984):163-81.

-----. "Boultons' Garden." The Canadian Collector 19(July/August 1984):29-31.

-----. "Some Early Niagara Peninsula Nurserymen." In: Agriculture and Farm Life in the Niagara Peninsula: Proceedings, Fifth Annual Niagara Peninsula History Conference, Brock University, 16-17 April 1983. St. Catharines: Brock University, 1983, pp. 63-90.

-----. “Orchids.” City & Country Home 2(Winter1983-84):202-208.

-----. "The Formal Garden." City & Country Home 2(Fall 1983):165-68.

-----. “Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Thyme.” City & Country Home 2(Summer  1983):165-68.

-----. “Historical Perspectives: Robert Savery; John Blair.” Landscape Architectural Review 4(Sept. 1983):20-21.

-----. “Historical Perspectives: Notes on Charles Maxson, Max Stolpe, and Other Contemporaries of C.E. Woolverton.” Landscape Architectural Review 3(Sept. 1982):17-20.

-----. “A 1910 Ontario Town Garden.” Trellis 8(Nov. 1981):5-8.

  -----. "C. Ernest Woolverton (1879-1934): Ontario Landscape Architect." Landscape Architectural Review 3(June 1982):17-20.

-----. "The Ontario Home Landscape: 1890-1910."  Report prepared for the Department of Landscape Architecture, University of Toronto, in partial fulfillment of the requirements of  the Jules F. Wegman Fellowship, Fall 1981.

Joint Publications

James, Geoffrey, photographs, and Pleasance Crawford, texts. Toronto Tree Portraits: 2006 Calendar. Torotno: Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation, 2005.

James, Geoffrey, photographs, and Pleasance Crawford, texts. Toronto Tree Portraits: 2005 Calendar. Toronto: Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation, 2004.

Greer, Bill, and Pleasance Crawford. "Garden Court Apartments." In: Byrtus, Nancy, Mark Fram, and Muchael McClelland, eds. East/West: A Guide to Where People Live in Downtown Toronto. Toronto: Coach House Books and Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada, 2000.

Fife, Edward, and Pleasance Crawford. “Landscape Architecture.” In: The Canadian Encyclopedia. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 2000.

Crawford, Pleasance, and Stephen A. Otto. “Andre Parmentier’s ‘Two or Three Places in Upper Canada’.” Journal of the New England Garden History Society 5(Fall 1997):1-8. 

von Baeyer, Edwinna, and Pleasance Crawford, eds. Garden Voices: Two Centuries of Canadian Garden Writing. Toronto: Random House of Canada, 1995, and Vintage Canada, 1997.

Miles, Joan, and Pleasance Crawford. “The Heritage and Natural Features of Prospect Cemetery: A Walking Guide.” Toronto: Toronto Trust Cemeteries, 1990.

Crawford, Pleasance, and Sue Donaldson, eds. “The Canadian Landscape and Garden History Directory.” Calgary: University of Calgary, Faculty of Environmental Design, 1984.

Salvatori, Fidenzio, and Pleasance Crawford. “The Potential Role of Vegetation in Improving the Urban Air Quality: A Study in Preventive Medicine.” Toronto: Lung Association, 1982.

Crawford, Pleasance, and others. “River Mosaic. A Study of the Landscape Quality and Visual Character of the Lower Don Valley Toronto: University of Toronto, Department of Landscape Architecture, 1978.

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