Purposes

Scotland’s Garden and Landscape Heritage

  • Promotes the study of the history of gardens and gardening, designed landscapes and horticulture.
  • Protects the value of our heritage by encouraging the protection and conservation of historic parks, gardens and designed landscapes and by advising on their conservation.

In order to fulfil these purposes, we undertake the study or research into the history of gardens, parks and designed landscapes and disseminate the results in lectures, publications and on relevant websites.

We aim to provide or procure the provision of education, training, consultancy, advice, support and guidance, relevant to the history of gardens and designed landscapes.

We encourage and assist in the formation and development of local or regional recording groups to further the aims of  SGLH.

We produce, print and publish in any media anything devoted to the purposes of the SCIO.

We promote and advertise the activities of SGLH and seek to influence public opinion.

We engage with government, local authorities or other public bodies to influence the development, policy, and regulation implemented or proposed to be implemented, relating to gardens and designed landscapes by undertaking campaigning as we are able.

We co-operate with any international, national, local or other body concerned to achieve our objectives.

This is not an exhaustive list but it is based on our past achievements and our aspirations for the future.