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Katie Campbell

Dr Katie Campbell received an honours English degree from McGill University in Montreal.  After a career in journalism, drama and fiction she returned to academia.  Having secured a PhD from Bristol University she began lecturing on garden history for Bristol and Buckingham universities and Birkbeck College, London.  She has contributed to various collections of essays including, most recently, The Place of Landscape: Concepts, Contexts, Studies, ed. Jeff Malpas (London: MIT Press).  She writes  for Hortus, Gardens Illustrated, Garden Design Journal and Historic Gardens Review.  She is a guest lecturer for various tour companies specialising, particularly, in Italian gardens, although she has a particular interest in Sri Lanka and in 2018 she led an architectural tour of Sri Lanka for the Architectural Association Alumni.  She lectures widely, writes, and has served on the executive of the Garden History Society.  Her current field of research is landscape and national identity, although she retains an abiding interest in Italian gardens and contemporary landscape design.  Her most recent publications are British Gardens in Time (2014), Paradise of Exiles: The Anglo-Florentine Garden (2009), Policies and Pleasaunces, A Guide to the Gardens of Scotland (2007) and Icons of Twentieth Century Landscape Design (2006).  She has recently finished Cultivating The Renaissance: The Medici Villas and Gardens, and is currently working on a social history of beekeeping, Virgil and the Bees.