Advice and Support

Effects of Inventory status on owners

Find out what Inventory status means for owners of Scotland’s nationally important gardens and designed landscapes.

Inventory status will usually only affect you if you want to make changes that require planning permission to an Inventory garden or designed landscape.

Our booklet for owners, occupiers and managers explains more about what Inventory status means for you.

Download The Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes in Scotland (available in English and Gaelic)

Planning permission

Historic Environment Scotland has no role in the day-to-day running and maintenance of Inventory gardens and designed landscapes. We advise only on development that requires planning permission.

Local authorities must consult us on development proposals that they consider will affect an Inventory garden or designed landscape. They are not bound by the advice we give, however.

You may also need listed building consent or scheduled monument consent if your plans involve a listed building or scheduled monument within the designed landscape.

Grants for gardens and designed landscapes

Find out about Historic Environment Scotland grant schemes.

You may be particularly interested in the Landscape Management Plan Grant.

More information

Search the Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes.

To search a map for all Historic Environment Scotland designations, plus other historic environment records, visit the Scotland's Environment website.

See our conservation guidance.


Historic Environment Scotland
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Telephone: 0131 668 8914