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 even has 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

The magazine 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 sample issue of the Review or a PDF of our Newsletter

From the July 2016 issue

Capability Pig

Landscape historian Linden Groves explores how Capability Brown’s legacy is being upheld by that other great British icon, Peppa Pig.

Like him or loathe him, Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown is undoubtedly one of England’s great cultural exports, turning much of the country to landscape park in the 18th century, and influencing many across the world to copy his approach to garden design. The tercentenary of his birth falls in 2016 and garden history fans are taking it as a welcome excuse to celebrate historic gardens, especially Brownian ones.
Paultons Park in Hampshire welcomes one million visitors with a demographic as fresh and diverse as the Capability Brown Festival 2016 could possibly dream of. But these visitors have not come for Brown. His landscape is best known today as the site of Peppa Pig World, having been designated as the home of the porcine animation beloved of television watchers under the age of six in, apparently, 180 countries.

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The Historic Gardens Foundation is 20 Years Old

In 2016 the Historic Gardens Foundation (HGF) 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 freely 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 a pot and please keep subscribing! www.whichfordpottery.com

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