About the team
- Jonathan Lovie is the Principal Conservation Officer and Policy Advisor to the Society, and deals with casework in England.
- Linden Groves is the Conservation Casework Manager, logging casework for England and Wales. She also currently acts as Secretary to the Conservation Committee.
- Alison Allighan is Conservation Officer for Scotland.
- Richard Wheeler is Chairman of the Conservation Committee.
At present the Society does not have a conservation officer working in Wales.
The work of the Conservation Department is co-ordinated by the Principal Conservation Officer, who reports to the Conservation Committee. The Conservation Committee in turn reports to the Society’s Council of Trustees.
Contacting the Conservation Department, in England:
Enquiries for conservation officers, and statutory consultations (see below), should be sent to The Garden History Society’s London office, marked for the attention of the Conservation Casework Manager:
Conservation Casework Manager
The Garden History Society
70 Cowcross Street
London, EC1M 6EJ
Phone log: 07596 656 574
To contact us about sites in Scotland:
The Garden History Society in Scotland
Glasite Meeting House
33 Barony Street
Tel: 07760 893 954
Head Office Tel: 020 7608 2409
We would ask you to note that all of the Society’s conservation officers are employed on a part-time basis, and while every effort will be made to respond to your enquiry within a reasonable time, we are sure that you will understand that in these circumstances, priority must be given to statutory consultations and to major cases.
Conservation officers attend many of the Society’s events, and particularly the Conference and AGM where an illustrated report on the year’s work in England and Scotland is given. These are good opportunities to meet the team in more informal circumstances.