Glorious Gardens taster session

Find out how to become a garden history detective

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Sunday 17 July 2016 2:00pm until 4:00 pm


Get tickets from:
Sue Hewer at / 01241 828797

Event's Address:

Callendar House Callendar Park Falkirk FK1 1YR

Would you like to become a garden history detective and help protect historic designed landscapes in the Clyde and Avon Valley and Falkirk areas? You can do just that by joining the Glorious Gardens volunteers!  You'll receive free training in research and field survey, meet like-minded people and contribute to the future conservation of some wonderful landscapes. Find out more by coming along to this afternoon event:

You'll hear about:

  • the aims of the Glorious Gardens volunteering project
  • how you'll learn to research on line, in archives and in the field
  • some volunteers' experiences and discoveries so far

This will be followed by a guided walk around the beautiful designed landscape of Callendar House.

Tea and cake provided!

Glorious Gardens volunteers have been researching, surveying and recording designed landscapes in both the Clyde and Avon Valleys and Falkirk region since April 2015.  These include Stonebyres, Carfin and Dalserf, where gardens, trees and buildings in various states of repair remain of the historic estates.  Volunteers receive FREE training in archaeological research, surveying and recording, including online research into historic maps and other sources and research in local and national archives.  They are supported throughout by a dedicated project officer.  Once research is completed, volunteers learn how to upload reports to the national Historic Environment Scotland database, where they can be accessed by all and used to inform future decisions about the properties' management and conservation.

Managed by Scotland’s Garden and Landscape Heritage (SGLH) and led by Northlight Heritage, the project is funded by Heritage Lottery Fund supported Clyde and Avon Valley Landscape Partnership (CAVLP) and Historic Environment Scotland.

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