Month: Sep 2015

Dean Valley Regeneration

SGLH is very pleased to report that Dean Valley Regeneration Limited, a company limited by guarantee, has been registered, and an application for charitable status submitted to OSCR. This follows the completion of the excellent Conservation Statement by Peter McGowan.  SGLH is the legal successor to the Garden History Society in Scotland Conservation Trust (GHSSCT), […]

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Visit to Gardens and grounds at Dumfries House

On Saturday 12 September, a rather damp day, we discovered new additions to this landscape as well as refurbishments of old features, most notably to the formerly neglected 5-acre Walled Garden. Arboriculturalist Donald Rodger accompanied us, together with Craig Hamilton who has worked for the estate for many years.

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Party with Nine Muses

At the end of August we enjoyed a delightful party in the Edinburgh Garden of Dr John Byrom.  for those visiting ‘Newlyn’ for the first time, it was a revelation, for this is a garden like no other.    Conceits and wit go hand in hand with plantsmanship. As we were led through the garden […]

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Glorious Gardens update

In the last week we have reached an important milestone – a group of volunteers visited Mauldslie estate in the CAVLP area to do their first on-site recording using the form on the tablets and a second, printed form. Mauldslie as shown in William Forrest’s map of the County of Lanark (Imprint 1816). By permission of […]

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CALVP Creepie Crawlies

SLTV have kindly made a really fantastic film of the Clyde and Avon Valleys Landscape Project Citizen Science/Young Gallery/Creepy Crawlie project which we have just completed.  SLTV did the film free of charge for CAVLP and it’s wonderful for final evaluation purposes.  Karen Dobbins had to make a strong case for this to happen as […]

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Glorious Gardens – the first 6 months

Here is Hilary getting to grips with the Aerial Photography resources at RCAHMS Photo. Lorna Innes, Northlight Heritage Glorious Gardens has almost completed six months of its first full year of existence. So, what have we got to show for the work of the Northlight Heritage team and input from SGLH? The focus on structured […]

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The future’s bright for volunteering in the Clyde and Avon Valleys

The Glorious Gardens project is part of a wider volunteer training programme   The Clyde and Avon Valley Landscape Partnership has been running volunteering and volunteer training programmes locally since 2012.  Now halfway through the programme, they are taking stock of progress made and making plans for a bright future for all in green and […]

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The Gardens Trust

SGLH welcomes the formation of The Gardens Trust and wishes the new organisation every success. Members of the Garden History Society and the Association of Garden Trusts voted at their respective AGM’s (24 July) to merge to form this new body which will harness the strengths of the two existing organisations. The new Board of 12 Trustees  includes […]

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