The Garden History Society (GHS) is the oldest society in the world dedicated to the conservation and study of historic designed gardens and landscapes. Through our interventions, advice and casework we have helped save or conserve scores of important gardens since we were founded by a small but dedicated band of garden-lovers in 1966.

With just 1500 members we are small in number, but as the only charity in the heritage ‘sector’ to have been granted a statutory role by government—our conservation team now assesses all planning applications related to listed gardens and landscapes in England—we have a big influence. Read more…