14.11.2019 | Sharing landscapes, Unforgettable Gardens

Unforgettable Gardens: save our heritage

Historic parks and gardens are a much-loved part of our shared national story, but these unforgettable gardens are at risk. Gardens and landscapes have always been vulnerable to destruction through neglect, development or mis-management. Now these precious treasures are more at risk than ever, as austerity leads to maintenance cuts and pressures on land for housing increase. The Gardens Trust is on a mission to rescue them.

From 2020 to 2022 the Gardens Trust will be celebrating Unforgettable Gardens – what they mean to us, the threats they face, and how you can help save them for future generations.

Get involved in Unforgettable Gardens

If you are not a member, we would love you to join the Gardens Trust to support this work. There are also a myriad other ways for you to get involved. For example, you could:

  • organise an event that highlights a phenomenal but vulnerable garden
  • write the story of a lost garden that will never be forgotten
  • host an exhibition of old garden photographs
  • offer an outing for families to a public park they may not have visited before
  • put together a volunteer group to help look after your local threatened landscape

Any idea that helps save our garden and landscape heritage will be welcome!

We will soon be posting details of events, but if you would like to help organise something in the meantime, please email lindengroves@thegardenstrust.org.

As this collaborative celebration starts to take shape, we are hosting a Unforgettable Gardens brainstorm in London on 16th April 1.30-4.30pm for anyone who is interested in getting involved and would like to discuss their ideas or possibilities. Please book your place here.

You can also follow what is happening on Twitter: #unforgettablegardens.