May 2015 sees launch of Scotland’s Garden & Landscape Heritage NEWS RELEASE 5 June 2015














Scotland’s Garden & Landscape Heritage 34/2 Moray Place, Edinburgh, EH3 6BX e-mail


Scottish Charity Number SC034618

NEWS RELEASE 05 June 2015

11 May 2015 saw the launch of Scotland’s Garden & Landscape Heritage (SGLH), a new Scottish
Charitable Incorporated Organization (SCIO).

Our mission is to encourage the protection, study and enjoyment of Scotland’s priceless heritage of
historic parks, gardens and designed landscapes. Although a newly independent body, we have been
working in Scotland for 50 years, formerly as part of the UK-wide Garden History Society, to which we
remain closely affiliated.

Become a member

We run outings, talks and study days for members, and visits to gardens not normally open to the public
are among the most popular events we organise. Our online newsletter, The Pleasaunce, is published
three times a year, along with an annual scholarly edition. Join SGLH and help preserve our garden
heritage for present and future generations!

Get involved

We campaign vigorously to protect our heritage gardens and landscapes, as well as training volunteers
to record them. We also offer numerous other opportunities for volunteering and active involvement in
our mission. We depend on the dedication and energy of those that love Scottish gardens and
landscapes. We have no paid staff, and all our trustees, members and supporters devote their time,
knowledge and expertise on a voluntary basis. Join the team, make new friends, learn new skills and
have some fun with like-minded enthusiasts!

Give us your support

Our work is enabled almost entirely by the generous donations of people and organisations that believe
in the importance of conserving Scotland’s heritage of historic gardens and designed landscapes. Please
consider donating to the cause! For information on donations, see our website.
Find out more

Our website includes details of our whole range of activities. Joining online is quick and
easy. Alternatively, enquiries about membership, volunteering or donations – whether from individuals,
interested bodies or organisations – can be sent to

SGLH is the successor to the Garden History Society in Scotland Conservation Trust (GHSSCT) and the
Scottish Group of the Garden History Society (GHSS). SGLH retains the same OSCR registration
SC034618 as the GHSSCT and takes over the assets and liabilities of its predecessor. Our trustees are:

Judy Riley (Chairman)
Christopher Dingwall (Vice Chairman)
Bob Luther (Treasurer)
Mark Gibson (Secretary)
Vanessa Stephen (Events Secretary)
Barbara Morris
Sarah Barron

A PDF version of our Constitution can be requested from



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