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.
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.
An article which explains how each of the national heritage agencies for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland offer protection to historic designed landscapes.
Read 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.