Garden Archaeology looks at the methods used for this sub-discipline. The book traces the development of the genre with particular reference to the advances made in the last 20 years. Chapters deal with the historical background to gardens and designed landscapes, excavation techniques in the era of development archaeology as well in the research field, survey, geophysics, air photography and environmental sampling techniques. The latter chapter brings together the most recent thinking on this vital aspect of garden archaeology in one place for the first time.
To conclude, the book gives a series of case studies including many of the most important recent projects undertaken in the UK. There are interesting contributions from experienced practitioners, Martin Locock and Iain Soden.