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

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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

The people who have shaped historic landscapes across the UK

Article Index

  1. The people who have shaped historic landscapes across the UK
  2. Early gardens and their writers
  3. Bringing the plants of the world to Britain
  4. Philosophy, politics and science
  5. Gardening for all
  6. All Pages

Writers, poets, painters and philosophers as well as gardeners, designers, owners and horticulturalists have helped to shape the UK’s historic parks and gardens over the last 1000 years.

Many of the landscapes that they inspired or created can still be enjoyed today, and where they have disappeared their historic legacy lives on.