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


The need to conserve and restore historic gardens and designed landscapes in the UK began to be recognised in the late 20th century. The pioneering restoration of a few key iconic gardens during the 1970s and 1980s raised awareness and encouraged others to undertake similar projects. Restoration of public parks in recent years has helped to improve town and city centres throughout the United Kingdom.

Conservation Management Plans

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A list of conservation management plans has been compiled by The Garden History Society. Read the introductory article to learn more about the project and view the List.




Protecting designed landscapes in the UK

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Conservation in practice

thumb painshill r 10 230Read about conservation projects for historic designed landscapes in the UK. Also included are brief case studies about restoration projects for particular features within a landscape.If you have a case study that you would like to add, please contact us.