Training Day: Surveying Historic Gardens and Designed Landscapes

Posted on February 24th, 2011 by Charles Boot
May ’11
9:45 am

Training Day: Surveying Historic Gardens and Designed Landscapes

Broich House, Stirlingshire

9.45am to 4.30pm, Saturday 21 May

This event is effectively a call to action! The recording of historic gardens and designed landscapes of local and regional interest and importance is essential but, in the present financial climate, it will not get done without volunteers. The GHSS has already set up a number of regional volunteer groups to undertake surveys involving both desktop ‘detective’ work and on-site visits. However, many more are needed. This training day provides an opportunity for members and other potential volunteers to learn something of the methods used in the desktop phase and to hear about the achievements of the existing groups. It also offers all potential volunteers the chance to develop on-site survey skills and put them into practice in the afternoon in and around the Broich policies.

Your society and the historic gardens and designed landscapes of Scotland really need you! However, if you would simply enjoy visiting Broich and hearing about the progress of the Survey project, you will be very welcome. You don’t have to be a potential volunteer to come to the event!

A significant bonus to the training day is the chance to see one of Scotland’s few layering yews (Taxus baccata) and Sir Peter’s magnificent collection of rhododendrons.

The Training Day will be held at Broich House, Kippen, Stirlingshire FK8 3KN (by courtesy of Sir Peter and Lady Hutchison), £16 including lunch, coffee and tea. Contact Sue Hewer or 01575 560259 for further details or to reserve a place

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