Volunteer for our Glorious Gardens Project

Are you interested in historic gardens and landscapes?

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Date posted: Friday, 20 February 2015

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. This may be just the volunteering opportunity for you!

We're looking for volunteers to join a newly formed group in South Lanarkshire 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 the area in March - date and venue to be confirmed very soon.

For more information, contact Ingrid Shearer, Northlight Heritage on 07432 694183 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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