A Global Perspective on Garden Heritage

HISTORIC GARDENS REVIEW is the journal of the Historic Gardens Foundation. Through the Review we work to bring together lovers of historic parks and gardens across the world. It provides a portal for the views of enthusiasts, campaigners and professionals alike and is a leading voice in championing the cause of our garden heritage.

Through feature articles and frank commentary on the experiences of garden visitors, we promote high standards of conservation, celebrate successful restorations and campaign on behalf of sites that are threatened by development or neglect.

What Do We Cover?

We cover historic parks, gardens and designed landscapes worldwide. Every country has a garden heritage and we aim to celebrate it. Alongside articles on famous gardens, we also specialise in finding the out-of-the-way garden, often in a country that may not realise that it does have a garden heritage. All aspects are covered: the history of gardens and their creators, modern restorations and modern disasters, the challenges of maintaining and presenting gardens and the views and controversies of professionals and amateurs alike.


Historic Gardens Review

Comes out twice a year and, between issues, subscribers are kept up to date with e-newsletters.

Each Issue Contains

  • Viewpoint
  • 4 or 5 Feature articles
  • Anniversary
  • Optimist (the good news)
  • Pessimist (the bad news)
  • Garden review
  • Flying visits
  • Book reviews

Why Not See For Yourself?

Click here to see a recent issue of the Review or a PDF of our Newsletter

From The Archive (Spring 2000)

To celebrate 'Capability' Brown's Tercentary Year

Two Capable Ladies
By Beryl Thorpe and Janel Higginbotham

We decied to enter the 1996 'Dawn to Dusk' international flying competition shortly before landing at the end of the last one. Choosing a new theme (we had already done poets, beer and the Romans) was more difficult.

One day, on our way to a meeting of the British Women Pilots' Association, we drove past Blenheim Palace, and a casual remark that its park was a fine example of 'Capability' Brown's work gelled into the idea for our entry. We decided tdo fly over those landscapes Brown had created which were within reach of ourhome airfield at Shobden in Herefordshire..

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The Historic Gardens Foundation is 20 Years Old

This year the Historic Gardens Foundation celebrates 20 years of promoting and protecting the world's historic parks and gardens. Although small, the charity packs a powerful punch through its magazine, Historic Gardens Review, which is distributed around the world.
The HGF fights tirelessly to preserve historic gardens at risk and to raise public awareness of their importance; but none of this work would be possible without the 
support and encouragement of our subscribers and the efforts of the many contributors who offer their time and expertise. 
To celebrate the Foundation’s 20th birthday, Whichford Pottery has produced an elegant terracotta flowerpot, which bears the charity’s logo. Twenty per cent of all sales will be donated to the Foundation.
Do buy the pot (www.whichfordpottery.com) and please keep subscribing!

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