Virtual Garden Visit: Branklyn

Virtual Garden Visit: Branklyn Branklyn in Bridgend, at the foot of Kinnoull Hill on the outskirts of Perth, is a garden best visited in springtime.  Created from an old orchard in the 1940s and 1950s by John and Dorothy Renton, it is packed with Himalayan and alpine...

Virtual Garden Visit: Gibberd Garden, Harlow

Virtual Garden Visit: Gibberd Garden, Harlow From a visit by SGLH member Marion Shawcross Frederick Gibberd, the eminent mid C20 architect, was well aware of the relationships between buildings, landscapes and people. So, when in 1949, he was appointed to plan the New...

Virtual Garden Visit: Biddulph Grange

Virtual Garden Visit: Biddulph Grange A visit by Matthew Benians in 2014 The gardens at Biddulph Grange, Staffordshire are under the ownership of the National Trust.  They were laid out by James Bateman and represent the eclectic tastes of the owner and include a...

East Dunbartonshire Proposed Local Development Plan 2

SGLH recently issued a response to the public consultation in relation to the proposed East Dunbartonshire Local Development Plan 2. In our response we welcomed the proposed addition of Milngavie Reservoirs to the inventory of locally significant designed landscapes. ...

Falkirk Landscape Character Assessment and Character Designations

SGLH were pleased to be consulted by Falkirk Council on their new draft supplementary guidance SG09 Landscape Character Assessment and Landscape Designations.  We were pleased to note the recognition afforded all designed landscapes in Falkirk and their valuable...

Conservation News: Dumfries House

East Ayrshire Council recently consulted SGLH with regard to proposals for to extend the temporary planning consent for the events marquee that is attached to Dumfries House.  You can read our full consultation response here.