SGLH summer 2018 newsletter can be viewed at

Glorious Gardens update

  Summary of activity for the period 1/7/2015 to 30/9/2015. The aim of the project, as stated in ‘Voluntary Sector Funding 2014-2015, Strategic and Project Funding Outcomes’ document is to engage volunteers in learning and skills-based activities not only rewarding in themselves but, it is hoped, potentially of value to them in future job contexts. […]

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Have a family day out at the Falls of Clyde

Some of the UK’s best places to visit have had a boost from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Looking for a great family day out over half term or an autumnal weekend? How about visiting one of the many great places around the UK that has been saved, restored or reopened thanks to money raised by National Lottery players and given out by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). […]

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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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