Glorious Gardens Project Seeks Volunteers

Posted on behalf of the Glorious Gardens project.

GLORIOUS GARDENS: Exploring our hidden gardens and forgotten landscapes

Are you interested in historic gardens and landscapes? Would you like to get involved in researching and recording them?

If so, we need your interest, enthusiasm and skills and this may be just the volunteering opportunity for you!

We're looking for volunteers to join two newly forming groups in Falkirk and South Lanarkshire regions to research and record historic gardens and designed landscapes. The Garden History Society in Scotland Conservation Trust is launching this two-year project to train, equip and support volunteers to record properties which are not already listed in Historic Scotland's Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes.

You'll receive training in how to:

  • Research historic maps, online databases and estate archives
  • Recognise and record features in the field that make up historic gardens and designed landscapes, including significant planted features
  • Draw together the evidence you uncover into summaries of properties' historical development, for submission to the national online database Canmore

Each volunteer group will be equipped with cameras, tripods and tablets for on-site recording. A dedicated project officer, based at Northlight Heritage, will provide the training and work with you to research and record the properties.

We're kicking off the project with a training symposium in each area in March - date and venue to be confirmed very soon.

For more information, contact Ingrid Shearer (Northlight Heritage):

  • By phone: 07432 694183
  • By e-mail:

The Glorious Gardens project is funded by Historic Scotland, Clyde and Avon Valley Landscape Partnership and Heritage Lottery Fund.

Published on Tuesday, 24th February 2015


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