SGLH campaigns to protect heritage gardens and designed landscapes, and trains volunteers to record them

In Scotland, nationally important sites are listed and described in An Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes. It is compiled and maintained by HES. However, there are hundreds of other gardens and sites, not on the Inventory, which are of regional or local significance.

Dirleton Castle

Policy

We respond to Scottish government consultations such as the Scottish Planning Policy (SPP), Scottish Historic Environment Policy (SHEP) and Our Place in Time: the Historic Environment Strategy for Scotland. We have forged links with local authorities to ensure appropriate policies are included in Local Development Plans.

Planning consultations

When sites on the Inventory are affected by planning proposals, HES must be consulted. SGLH offers independent advice on Inventory and non-Inventory sites when requested, and we have established a good working relationship with planning authorities.

Recording Regional and Local Gardens and Designed Landscapes

We raise funds and execute Recording Projects which bring together local people, community groups and local authorities. We train volunteers to survey and record non-Inventory gardens, parks and designed landscapes where such information is lacking.

Glorious Gardens researches and records historic gardens & designed landscapes in Scotland

An Introduction to Glorious Gardens

Glorious Gardens is a pilot project to research and record historic gardens and designed landscapes in Scotland. The project focusses on properties which are not listed in the Historic Scotland Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes, but which still retain evidence for their development and have some conservation value.

In its first phase, the project covered gardens and designed landscapes in the Clyde and Avon Valley and Falkirk. The second phase was devoted to the development of a conservation strategy and landowner guidance notes for both areas. Funding was provided by Historic Environment Scotland and the Heritage Lottery Fund. Both phases relied heavily on the hard work of local volunteers under the supervision of the SGLH team.

SGLH is currently preparing a third phase of the project, consisting of the preparation of a digital learning pack to facilitate the training of volunteers to research, survey and record sites, and to promote the development of a strategy to conserve historic landscapes and a conservation guide for landowners. Testing of the digital pack will be carried out on sites in the East Lothian area. The launch date for this three-year project, for which we will again be recruiting volunteers, is April 2020.

Glorious Gardens - historic gardens and designed landscapes at Airth Castle, Stirlingshire

Airth Castle

Stirlingshire
Report by Fiona Gordon & Marion Shawcross on the Development of the Gardens and Designed Landscape.
(3.92MB)

Glorious Gardens - historic gardens and designed landscapes at Baronald, Lanark

Baronald

Lanark
Report by: Chloe and Nick Bennett on the Development of the Gardens and Designed Landscape.
(3.04MB)
Glorious Gardens - historic gardens and designed landscapes at Cambusnethan House, Clyde Valley

Cambusnethan House

Clyde Valley
Report by: Maureen McKeown on the Development of the Gardens and Designed Landscape.
(5.26MB)
Glorious Gardens - historic gardens and designed landscapes at Carfin & Crossford Park, Clyde Valley

Carfin & Crossford Park

Clyde Valley
Report by Louise Arthur, Janice Donaldson & Liz Meikle on the Development of the Gardens and Designed Landscape. (4.67MB)
Glorious Gardens - historic gardens and designed landscapes at Carronvale House, Larbert

Carronvale House

Larbert
Report by Lorna Innes, Paul Wilkinson & Sue Hewer on the Development of the Gardens and Designed Landscape.
(3.02MB)
Glorious Gardens - historic gardens and designed landscapes at Cleghorn, Lanark

Cleghorn

Lanark
Report by Anne Armstrong and Willie Speirs on the Development of the Gardens and Designed Landscape.
(5.36MB)
Glorious Gardens - historic gardens and designed landscapes at Dalserf House

Dalserf House

Report by Lorna Innes and Maureen McKeown on the Development of the Gardens and Designed Landscape.
(5.07MB)

Glorious Gardens - historic gardens and designed landscapes at Arnotdale House / Dollar Park, Falkirk

Arnotdale House / Dollar Park

Falkirk
Report by Allan Meek on the Development of the Gardens and Designed Landscape.
(2.42MB)
Glorious Gardens - historic gardens and designed landscapes at Glenbervie, Larbert

Glenbervie

Larbert
Report by Marion Shawcross and Fiona Gordon on the Development of the Gardens and Designed Landscape.
(3.84MB)
Glorious Gardens - historic gardens and designed landscapes at Harperfield, Clyde Valley

Harperfield

Clyde Valley
Report by Anne Armstrong with Willie Speirs on the Development of the Gardens and Designed Landscape.
(3.33MB)
Glorious Gardens - historic gardens and designed landscapes at Jerviswood, Lanark

Jerviswood

Lanark
Report by Maureen McKeown with Kathryn Valentine on the Development of the Gardens and Designed Landscape. (3.86MB)
Glorious Gardens - historic gardens and designed landscapes at Kerse House, Clyde Valley

Kerse House

Clyde Valley
Report by Peter Tucker and Ruth Thomas on the Development of the Gardens and Designed Landscape.
(3.39MB)
Glorious Gardens - historic gardens and designed landscapes at Larbert House, Larbert

Larbert House

Larbert
Report by Marilyn Scott on the Development of the Gardens and Designed Landscape.
(1.83MB)
Glorious Gardens - historic gardens and designed landscapes at Mauldslie, Clyde Valley

Mauldslie

Clyde Valley
Report by Louise Arthur, Janice Donaldson & Liz Meikle on the Development of the Gardens and Designed Landscape. (7.42MB)
Glorious Gardens - historic gardens and designed landscapes at Milton Lockhart, Clyde Valley

Milton Lockhart

Clyde Valley
Report by Lorna Innes and Olivia Lelong on the Development of the Gardens and Designed Landscape.
(4.59MB)
Glorious Gardens - historic gardens and designed landscapes at Muiravonside, Falkirk

Muiravonside

Falkirk
Report by Rena Moore and Iain Kirkman on the Development of the Gardens and Designed Landscape.
(11.40MB)
Glorious Gardens - historic gardens and designed landscapes at Powfoulis Estate, Bothkennar, By Falkirk

Powfoulis Estate

Bothkennar, By Falkirk
Report by Marilyn Scott on the Development of the Gardens and Designed Landscape.
(1.70MB)
Glorious Gardens - historic gardens and designed landscapes at South Bantaskine, Falkirk

South Bantaskine

Falkirk
Report by Anna Hardstaff on the Development of the Gardens and Designed Landscape.
(2.23MB)
Glorious Gardens - historic gardens and designed landscapes at Stonebyres, Clyde Valley

Stonebyres

Clyde Valley
Report by Margaret Baillie, Ruth McKinnon & Ruth Thomas on the Development of the Gardens and Designed Landscape. (8.19MB)
Glorious Gardens - historic gardens and designed landscapes at Waygateshaw House, Clyde Valley

Waygateshaw House

Clyde Valley
Report by Sharon Paton and Margaret Walker on the Development of the Gardens and Designed Landscape.
(3.60MB)
Glorious Gardens - historic gardens and designed landscapes at Westquarter, Stirlingshire

Westquarter

Stirlingshire
Report by Fiona Gordon and Marion Shawcross on the Development of the Gardens and Designed Landscape.
(5.90MB)
Glorious Gardens - historic gardens and designed landscapes at Zetland Park, Grangemouth

Zetland Park

Grangemouth
Report by Iain Kirkman and Tom Mitchell on the Development of the Gardens and Designed Landscape.
(2.82MB)

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