Archives and Research

Inventory Gardens Review 2014-2018

Designations Project Report

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From 2014-2018 Historic Environment Scotland’s Designations Team carried out a nationwide review of 42 gardens and designed landscapes (more than 10% of the inventory) in response to feedback about the quality and consistency of the inventory.

This report sets out the background to the project, the methods used, and the results, together with some concluding remarks about the resilience and fragility of particular kinds of gardens and designed landscapes in 21st century Scotland.

Out of 42 sites, we removed 31 from the inventory.