Parks & Gardens UK is managed by the Hestercombe Gardens Trust. The development of this web resource was made possible by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund and over 22,000 volunteer hours of contributions in-kind.
Historic parks, gardens and open green spaces are an important part of Britain’s heritage. Through the provision of the Parks & Gardens UK web resource, our aim is to encourage discovery, exploration and enjoyment of these special places. We believe our website has already promoted widespread interest in historic parks and gardens, their design, evolution and horticultural content and will continue to do so.
We are proud to have such dedication and support from our active network of volunteers and individual researchers. New information for our database records continues to flow in every week. In addition to our board of Trustees, we have a small professional management team in place to provide training and mentoring for volunteers, oversee uploading, accuracy and presentation of information received, and to ensure smooth day-to-day running of Parks & Gardens UK.
Grants, donations and supportWe would like to acknowledge our gratitude to the following for their encouragement and funding support:
Historic England (formerly English Heritage)
The Tanner Trust
Gifts from users, regular or one-off, large or small, would certainly help as well. Every little bit counts. All donations received will be put toward the running costs of managing and maintaining this valuable web resource, and will help ensure new records are added on a regular basis. If you would like to make a donation, please contact us.