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Project Grants

Garden and Landscape grants are intended to support primary research of a specific site. Project grants may be used for a broad array of projects including field research, site analysis, botanical surveys, heritage conservation and restoration planning, with the goal of promoting the preservation and understanding of historic gardens and other significant designed landscapes.

Eligible projects may include, but are not limited to, the non-destructive investigation, excavation, and on-site study of a garden or landscape, or the surveying or photographing of sites that are at risk or otherwise unrecorded and unexamined.

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The Aqua Traiana in Context

Rabun Taylor, University of Texas at Austin


Italian Landscapes in the Anthropocene: Oral Histories of Leaf Litter Raking, Fire and Pastoralism

Andrew Mathews, University of California-Santa Cruz


Geomagnetic Survey of an Islamic Gardens at Córdoba

Felix Arnold, German Archaeological Institute

An Archaeology of Plant Food Production on Pingelap Atoll: Preliminary Report on the 2017 Field Season

Maureece Levin, Stanford Archaeology Center

East End Cemetery (Henrico Co., VA) Project

Brian Palmer, Virginia Commonwealth University


Beyond Rice Agriculture: The Garden Agriculture of Angkor Wat

Alison Carter, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

The A. E. Bye Land Surveys

Kimberly Mercurio


Ethnobotany, Symbolism, and Property Rights Institutions in Tropical Agrarian Societies

Michael Sheridan, Middlebury College


The Erbil Plain Archaeological Survey

Jason Ur, Harvard University


Interdisciplinary History of Rural Water and Land Use in Southern Burgundy, France

Scott Madry, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill


Archaeological Investigations and Survey of the Sacred Landscape in Osun Grove, Nigeria

Akin Ogundiran, University of North Carolina, Charlotte


The Archaeology of Japanese American Internment Gardens at Amache

Bonnie Clark, University of Denver


Landscape Allegory: Manchu-Chinese Imperial and Ethnic Images at the Early Qing Tomb Parks

Alan R. Sweeten, California State University, Stanislaus


Garden Archaeology at Ramat Rahel, Israel

Oded Lipschits, Institute of Archaeology, Tel Aviv University

Systematic Survey and Documenting of Qiao yuan, Taizhou

Xu Yinong, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia


The Landscape of Qing Dynasty Necropoli: Presenting Imperial Image Through Garden Scenery, Structures, and Sculptures

Alan R. Sweeten, California State University, Stanislaus


Recovery of the Gardens and the Orchard Pleasure: Churubusco Ex-Convent, 17th Century, Mexico

Saúl Alcántara Onofre, Coordinación Nacional de Monumentos Históricos, INAH


Archaeology of Gardens in Roman Hispania

Jordi Juan i Tresserras, University of Barcelona, Spain


Petra Garden and Pool-Complex Excavations

Leigh-Ann Bedal, The Behrend College, Pennsylvania State University, Erie


Archaelogical and Natural Scientific Investigations on the Medieval Royal Palace Garden and Royal Parkland at Visegrá, Hungary

Jószef Laszlovszky, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary


Petra Garden Feasibility Study

Leigh-Ann Bedal, The Behrend College, Pennsylvania State University, Erie


Phytoliths: A New Approach in the Identification and Study of Prehistoric Maori Gardens

Mark Horrocks, University of Auckland


Sacred Trees in the Land of Israel

Nurit Lissovsky, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

The Villa of Livia at Prima Porta, Rome

Peter Liljenstolpe, Uppsala University, Allan Klynne, Uppsala University, and Lena Landgren, Lund University, Sweden


Reconstructing Tucker's Garden: The Use of Environmental Archaeology in Documenting Historic Gardens

Kate Meatyard, St. Mary's College of Maryland, Lexington Park and Lisa Kealhofer, Environmental Studies Institute, Santa Clara University


A Survey of Medieval Islamic Gardens and garden Pavilions in Southern Turkey

Scott Redford, Georgetown University, Washington

Palermo: An Outstanding Public park in Increasing Damage and Risk of Disappearance

Sonia Berjman, University of Buenos Aires and Daniel Schávelzon


Pückler-Muskau Park: Restoring the Prince’s Vision at Belvedere Park (Łęknica, Poland)

Linda Robertson


Gardens of the Roman Empire: Preparation of a Colloquium on Pompeii and Other Vesuvian Sites

Wilhelmina Jashemski, University of Maryland


Archaeological Sites in Tunisia

Wilhelmina Jashemski, University of Maryland

Excavation of Hadrian’s Villa

Wilhelmina Jashemski, University of Maryland, and Eugenia Salza Prina Ricotti


Gardens of the Roman Empire: Preparation of a Colloquium on Pompeii and Other Vesuvian Sites

Wilhelmina Jashemski, University of Maryland


The Naturalistic Garden at Dumbarton Oaks

Diane Kostial McGuire, Harvard University


Gardens of the Roman Empire: Garden of Pompeii, Herculaeneum, and the Villas Destroyed by Vesuvius

Wilhelmina Jashemski, University of Maryland