A brief introduction to the remarkable Gertrude Jekyll

Jekyll’s planting schemes and their harmonious colour palettes, and use of traditional crafts, remain the quintessential essence of English-style.Read more

A brief introduction to bandstands

In Victorian Britain public parks were developed to promote health and wellbeing, and bandstands became focal points for communal entertainment.Read more

How do you protect a historic garden?

Patience Trevor is a former Senior Designation Adviser and reflects on her time setting up the first Register of Parks and Gardens 35 years ago.  In 1984 (under the Heritage Act 10982-4), we got the go-ahead to produce a Pilot Register of Historic Parks and Gardens, for the first time giving recognition to man-made, designed landscapes in the planning framework. Brief descriptions, similar to list entries at the time, covered the best-known sites in eighteen selected counties from Northumberland toRead more