Who we are
Chair SGLH 2018-
Chloe, a landscape historian, was on the GHSS committee in the 1990's and was Events Secretary and a Board member of the Garden History Society in the early 2000's. Since moving back to Scotland in 2013 she has volunteered in our very own Glorious Gardens project in Lanark, helping to research and record non-designated historic gardens and designed landscapes. Chloe's interests include public parks and twentieth century landscapes. Chloe and her husband enjoy visiting historic gardens and landscapes and growing vegetables in their Lanark Garden. Chloe also enjoys visiting art galleries, and she and her husband are kept busy running a second-hand book business.
Editor of The Pleasaunce, Trustee and Hon. Secretary SGLH 2015-
Mark has a longstanding interest in historic buildings and the gardens and landscapes in which they are set. By profession, he is a freelance copy writer.
Trustee and Hon. Treasurer GHSS 2013-2015, Trustee and Hon. Treasurer SGLH 2015-
Having spent his entire career abroad, Bob felt that it was time to come home. His first job was as a Russian linguist and his last as Director of Administration in the WTO. He finds working with the SGLH team enormously stimulating.
Trustee SGLH 2015-
Sarah Barron is a Town Planner and Chartered Landscape Architect, and works as a consultant with a large architectural practice based in Edinburgh. Her work primarily includes urban design, regeneration projects, master planning and historic landscapes for public agencies, Local Authorities and private client companies across Scotland. She is a District Organiser and Trustee of Scotland’s Gardens and is a keen gardener and beekeeper.
Trustee SGLH 2019-
Matt is a Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute with over 20 years experience in private practice. His interest include historic and designed landscapes, design and the environment. He is a Civic Trust Awards assessor, GIA Awards judge and West Dunbartonshire Council design panel member. He volunteers with Friends of the River Kelvin (FORK). He has also been a HLF PfP monitor, and RHS Grow-wild mentor. He is a founding member of Sco.Mo which was established to reveal and celebrate Modernist landscape architecture in Scotland.
Trustee SGLH 2017-
Marilyn Brown is a garden archaeologist and historian with a particular interest in Scottish gardens before 1750. She has now retired from the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (now HES) where for many years she was responsible for aerial survey. She is the author of Scotland's Lost Gardens and many articles relating to early Scottish gardens.
Trustee SGLH 2016-
Hannah is a heritage consultant, working for a national planning and development consultancy. She has over ten years experience working as an archaeological and heritage consultant, during which time she has developed a particular interest in garden and landscape history. Away from work Hannah leads Guide and Ranger units in Granton, and enjoys knitting and other craft activities.