Anon, Description of the Gardens and Buildings at Kew, in Surrey; With the Engravings belonging thereto in Perspective, to which is added, A Short Account of the Principal Seats and Gardens in and about Richmond and Kew, undated  

Gilpin, William, Observations, relative chiefly to picturesque beauty, made in the year 1772: on several parts of England; particularly the mountains, and lakes of Cumberland, and Westmoreland, 1786 

Grimshawe, T. S. (ed.), The works of William Cowper; his life and letters by W. Hayley (London: Saunders and Ottley, 1835) 

Heely, Joseph, Letters on the Beauties of Hagley, Envil and the Leasowes, 1777 (2 vols) 

Llanover, Augusta Hall (ed.) The Autobiography and Correspondence of Mary Granville, Mrs. Delany, First Series, (London: Richard Bentley, 1861) 

Lettsom John, Coakley, Grove-Hill, An horticultural sketch (London: Printed for the Author, 1794), Royal Society Tracts X99/3 

Whately, Thomas, Observations on Modern Gardening, 1770 


Secondary sources and selected further reading 

Charlesworth, Michael (ed.) The English Garden: Literary Sources and Documents (Robertsbridge: Helm Information, c1993) 3 volumes 

Felus, Kate, ‘Boats and Boating in the Designed Landscape, 1720-1820’, Garden History, Vol. 34, No. 1 (Summer, 2006), pp. 22-46 

Felus, Kate, The Secret Life of the Georgian Garden: Beautiful Objects and Agreeable Retreats (I. B. Tauris, 2016)

Laird, Mark and Weisberg-Roberts, Alicia, Mrs Delany & her circle (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2009) 

Mowl, Timothy, Gentlemen & players: Gardeners of the English landscape (Stroud: Sutton, 2004) 

Mowl, Timothy, William Kent: Architect, designer, opportunist (London: Jonathan Cape, 2006) 

Richardson, Tim, The Arcadian friends: Inventing the English landscape garden (London: Bantam, 2008) 

Symes, Michael and Haynes, Sandy, Enville, Hagley, The Leasowes: Three Great Eighteenth-Century Gardens (Bristol: Redcliffe Press, 2010) 

Tinniswood, Adrian, A history of country house visiting: Five centuries of tourism and taste (National Trust, 1989)