Use Places & People to search over 6,600 parks and gardens in the UK and 2,100 biographies of people associated with them. Image location: Bedgebury National Pinetum

Learn about the rich heritage of parks and gardens in Topics.
Image location: Powis Castle

Follow News & Events, updated regularly with the latest information affecting historic parks and gardens. Image location: Sheffield Botanical Gardens

Visit the Schools for ideas and activities to encourage the interest of children and young people in their local parks. Image location: Trentham

Join us as a volunteer and Research & Record historic parks and gardens in your area.
Image location: Cirencester Abbey

View the Illustrated Glossary which provides definitions and accompanying images for terms and concepts associated with historic parks and gardens. Image location: Pannett Park

Parks & Gardens UK Social Media Ambassadors

Our Social Media Ambassadors kindly offer their time each week to assist us with furthering our reach to engage and educate people about historic designed landscapes in the UK.

MarthaMartha Cattell is currently studying History and History of Art at the University of York. In her spare time, she enjoys visiting historic houses, gardens and parks and has volunteered at a number of heritage sites and historic landscapes. She joined the Parks & Gardens UK team in November 2013 as a social media intern. She  has continued her involvement after her internship finished as a Social Media Ambassador. Martha helps to promote Parks & Gardens UK through social media pages which currently include Facebook, Twitter and a Blog. She has also assisted in preparing our social media strategy to help improve output in these mediums.


Liz WareLiz Ware is a freelance garden writer, historian, and photographer. She writes for consumer magazines on all aspects of gardens and landscapes. After graduating from Exeter University, Liz worked as an administrator in the City and abroad.  While bringing up a young family, she took the opportunity to develop her own interests.  A BA in the History of Art and Architecture at Reading led to an MA in Garden History at Bristol University. Diplomas in Horticulture and ‘Plantsmanship’ from The English Gardening School further expanded her love for and knowledge of plants. Liz recently completed a three year term as a Trustee for the Association of Gardens Trusts and continues to write the blog for its website. Her conviction that everyone should have the opportunity to spend time in beautiful green places has led her to train as a judge for the Green Flag award. She has an allotment on the edge of a small town in Oxfordshire.