News articles from the GHS membership: what’s going on in garden history, parks and gardens. They do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of the Society.

September 6th, 2016

Parks & Gardens UK with Hestercombe Gardens Trust win Heritage Lottery Fund support

On Monday 5 September, Parks & Gardens UK (P&GUK) with Hestercombe Gardens Trust have received £97,900 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to secure the future of the P&GUK database and website of historic designed landscapes. The project will facilitate the smooth transition of the website and database from P&GUK to Hestercombe Gardens Trust, which has [...]
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July 14th, 2016

The Planning System in England and the Protection of Historic Parks and Gardens, new guidance leaflet for download

The Gardens Trust was formed in July 2015 following a merger of The Garden History Society and the Association of Gardens Trusts, representing the County Gardens Trusts of England and Wales. The Garden History Society had been granted statutory consultee status in the planning system in 1995, and The Gardens Trust has been confirmed in [...]
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July 7th, 2016

The Gardens Trust Vacancy: Assistant Historic Landscape Project Officer (part-time)

The Gardens Trust Vacancy Assistant Historic Landscape Project Officer (part-time) £22,300 pro rata (potential for performance-related increase) 24.5 hours/week Home-based but with travel especially to London The Historic Landscape Project supports and builds capacity within County Gardens Trusts in working proactively to help conserve England’s historic designed landscapes. It is a well-established project from The Gardens Trust, with funding from [...]
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November 11th, 2015

Study Day: Introduction to Garden History

30 January 2016 Birkbeck University of London Garden history is a fascinating amalgam of social history, art, architecture, landscape and gardens generally. Birkbeck Garden History Group (BGHG) wants to encourage the study of garden history by introducing the subject to people who have not been involved in it previously, although they may have an interest in some [...]
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September 9th, 2015

The Gardens Trust photograph(s)

The TGT needs you! Dr Jim Bartos, new TGT Chairman, set us a challenge as the AGM drew to a close. Go out and recruit one new member each. Of course if we succeeded in this we would double our membership by the end of the year, which would be fantastic, and mean the new organisation [...]
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August 14th, 2015

Valley of the Water of Leith between Stockbridge and Dean Village: update 2015

We are delighted to announce the completion of the Dean Valley Conservation Statement incorporating comments by WoLCT, HS and CEC. You can download the Dean Valley Conservation Statement,  figures (maps) and historic maps as three separate pdfs. Update to our previous posting. The Gardens Trust is part of the initiative to: Lead the renovation of the the Picturesque river valley running through the centre of Edinburgh, created [...]
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July 27th, 2015

The formation of The Gardens Trust

A powerful new voice for Britain’s parks and gardens July 24, 2015 Today (Friday 24 July)at their respective AGMs in Newcastle, the Garden History Society (GHS) and the Association of Garden Trusts (AGT) voted to merge to become The Gardens Trust, a new body created to harness the strengths of the two existing organisations. The main aims of the merger [...]
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June 13th, 2015

Our Chairman honoured

Our very best congratulations go to our Chairman Dominic Cole who has been awarded OBE in the latest round of Queen’s Birthday Honours. Dominic Cole cutting our 50th birthday cake at the Linnean Society of London   The award is richly deserved, and is given for his “services to landscape conservation”. Hip, hip, huzzah! There will be a detailed interview with Dominic [...]

June 13th, 2015

Members celebrate 50 years of The Garden History Society

Following on from a most thought provoking day’s Seminar on ‘Images for Garden History,’ at which we enjoyed highly stimulating talks by Vanessa Remington, Todd Longstaffe-Gowan, Sir Roy Strong, Rosie Razzall, Professor David Ingram, Anna Pavord and Christine Lalumia, GHS members assembled in the Library of the Linnean Society at Burlington House. Dominic Cole cuts the [...]
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June 13th, 2015

Update on the GHS and AGT merger

At this stage there is little more to report except that the documentation to allow the merger to go ahead is nearly complete. All the draft documents defining the merger have been published on our temporary website so that members of both organisations can consult them there. The website contains all the information about the merger, [...]
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June 13th, 2015

Scotland’s Garden and Landscape Heritage

Its official! The Society’s Scottish group (The Garden History Society in Scotland) is now Scotland’s Garden and Landscape Heritage and you can now follow us on our website: We came into being as a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) on 11 May 2015. As you will see our purposes are just as before and we [...]
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June 18th, 2014

Test Page to get a Friend of Advice

Revise Report Howto Purchase A Modular Home Modular houses and up with the local and state-building rules just the same must meet like a website-constructed home. (mobilehomes, also known as manufactured housing, are built in a factory, and should meet building requirements as established by the U.S. Department of Property and Urban Development (HUD). They [...]
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April 7th, 2014

Call for papers: ‘Capability’ Brown

Call for Papers: ‘Capability’ Brown: perception and response in a global context Posted By: Sarah Yates An ICOMOS-UK International Conference in collaboration with the University of Bath, in association with the Garden History Society and the National Trust, and supported by the ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Cultural Landscapes At: University of Bath, England 9 to [...]
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March 22nd, 2014

Merger Between the GHS and the AGT?

Garden History Society (GHS) members and County Gardens Trusts (CGTs) are invited to give their views on the possibility of a merger between the GHS and the Association of Gardens Trusts (AGT).
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November 22nd, 2013

In memoriam, Mavis Batey and Ted Fawcett

Mavis Batey and Ted Fawcett at our party for Mavis's 90th birthday, held at Petworth House which, as Mavis went on to remind us, was the site of a celebrated victory by the GHS when a by-pass was proposed to go through Petworth's 'Capability' Brown designed parkland setting. Photo by Steffie Shields You will probably [...]
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