Sheffield’s New Eighteenth-Century Garden

Sheffield’s New Eighteenth-Century Garden

Follow the above link to read the introductory blog post to an exciting eighteenth-century project currently taking place in Sheffield.

The project, on which I am working as a researcher, is being carried out by staff and postgraduate students from the University of Sheffield’s School of English. Directed by Dr Jane Hodson (, the project considers¬†the interdisciplinary nature of the eighteenth-century garden, investigating the extent to which it served as a site in which art, science and medicine were intrinsically entwined.

Building on previous work and on-going collaborations with local country houses (such as Chatsworth House and Nostell Priory), and new research being carried out by MA students (Thomas Flint and Jane Withers), the project will take a particular interest in the role of the garden in Sheffield and South Yorkshire.

It will culminate in the recreation of an eighteenth-century urban garden, which is currently under construction at Furnace Park.