Judith Tankard is a landscape historian, author, and preservation consultant. She received an M.A. in art history from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, and has taught at the Landscape Institute, Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, since 1987. In 2000, she was awarded a Gold Medal by the Massachusetts Horticultural Society for her role in the advancement of historic New England gardens.

Books in order of publication:

Co-author with Michael Van Valkenburgh, Gertrude Jekyll: A Vision of Garden and Wood. Foreword by Jane Brown (Abrams/Sagapress, 1988)

The Gardens of Ellen Biddle Shipman. Introduction by Leslie Rose Close. (Sagapress/Abrams/Library of American Landscape History, 1996)

Co-author with Martin Wood, Gertrude Jekyll at Munstead Wood: Writing, Horticulture, Photography, Homebuilding. Foreword by Graham Stuart Thomas (Sutton/Sagapress, 1996)

Co-author with Alma Gilbert, A Place of Beauty: The Artists and Gardens of the Cornish Colony (Ten Speed Press, 2000)

Contributor, Pioneers of American Landscape Design, ed. Charles Birnbaum and Robin Karson (McGraw-Hill, 2000)

Contributor, Encyclopedia of Gardens: History and Design, ed. Candice Shoemaker (Routledge/Chicago Botanic Garden, 2001)

Gardens of the Arts and Crafts Movement: Reality and Imagination (Abrams, 2004)

“Gardening with Louise,” in My Mother’s Garden: A Collection about Love, Flowers, and Family. Introduction by Penelope Hobhouse (Chamberlain/Penguin, 2005)

“Ellen Biddle Shipman’s Colonial Revival Garden Style,” in Re-Creating the American Past: Essays on the Colonial Revival, ed. Richard Guy Wilson, Shaun Eyring, Kenny Marotta (University of Virginia Press, 2006)

A Legacy in Bloom: Celebrating a Century of Gardens at the Cummer, photographs by Mick Hales (Cummer Museum, 2008)

“William Robinson and the Art of the Book,” in Hortus Revisited: A Twenty-first Birthday Anthology, ed. David Wheeler (Frances Lincoln, 2008)

“Designing Paradise: Women Landscape Architects and the American Country House Garden,” in The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism and the Garden Movement, ed. Anna O’Marley (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014)