Welcome

A warm welcome to Scotland’s Garden and Landscape Heritage (SGLH) from our Chair Judy Riley:

We are very pleased that you are visiting our page and we hope you will become a supporter

SGLH was launched in May 2015 but we have been active for many years as the Scottish Group of the UK-wide former Garden History Society (GHS), now The Gardens Trust. At the end of 2014 members took the decision to turn the Scottish Group into a fully independent Scottish charity with a new name.  Although we have a specifically Scottish focus, we continue to work closely with The Gardens Trust  and other partner organisations.

To date we have been involved in many activities in Scotland,  including  organising a number of regional historic garden/landscape surveys by volunteers, and offering an extensive programme of events including lectures, garden visits, study days and conferences. We work with an experienced  Conservation Consultant when we respond to planning applications and our advice is sought by planning authorities nationwide.

In the past we have received funding mail from Historic Scotland, Scottish Natural Heritage and the Forestry Commission.  But we also depend heavily on support from individuals and charitable trusts.

In 2014 we were awarded major grant funding by Historic Scotland, now Historic Environment Scotland, for a three-year pilot project to record historic gardens and landscapes around Falkirk, and also in the Clyde and Avon Valley in partnership with the Heritage Lottery Fund.  You can read more about this and other projects with local volunteers under Recording Projects.

 I encourage you to explore our website to find out more about us, what we do and what we hope to do.  We depend on your support and good will.  Scotland’s garden and landscape heritage is a fragile resource that we seek to protect and conserve for future generations.  Please join us and visit our Support pages for further details.

Thank you for your interest in what promises to be an exciting new venture for Scotland.