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 Current Issue

A Lawyer's Legacy
By Anne R. Welles

New York's Hudson River Valley is home to many fine examples of landscape gardening from the Country Place Era (c1880–1940). By the beginning of the 20th century, America's metamorphosis into a modern industrialised nation had produced a class of rich and powerful self-made men.

Their estates were the last word in Beaux Arts design, and none more so than Samuel Untermyer's property, Greystone. For the modern visitor, standing in its walled garden evokes the lavish living of that bygone era and the infinite promise of the modern age.

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The Harassing of a Heritage Heroine

Problems over the preservation of the all-too-few historic green spaces in Buenos Aires are frequent. Most of the battles won can be credited to one tenacious woman  -  Dr Sonia Berjman. In 2012/13 she fought the city council when a new subway station was begun inside the city's Paseo Intendente Alvear park, designed by Argentina's best-known landscape architect, Charles Thays. She won (see HGR 29) but now the mayor of Buenos Aires is sueing Sonia and her committee for $3m US dollars, claiming that this is what it cost to put the council's mistake right! Please support Sonia by looking at http://youtu.be/15R-3OqsFCA

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