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

Resource Area

In the resource area you will find additional supporting material for the articles, features and the educational resources that can be found throughout the website. The resources include images, maps, plans and audio files of oral histories about life in and around the historic parks and gardens of the United Kingdom.


Illustrated Glossary


The Illustrated Glossary provides definitions and accompanying images for terms  and concepts associated with historic designed landscapes.




This area contains images and resources to accompany articles about historic parks, gardens and designed landscapes in the Topics section.


Hestercombe Virtual Archive


The Hestercombe archive includes images and digitised copies of the documents and plans used during the 1970s restoration of the Formal Garden at Hestercombe.


Oral Histories


This resource contains oral histories gathered from people’s memories of South Marine Park, South Shields, and are typical of parks across the country.




This resource area includes images for using with activities for schoolchildren and young people.