New Belvoir Cricket Pavilion and school to go ahead

A new cricket pavilion and coaching school are to be built on the Grade II* Capability Brown landscape at Belvoir Castle despite concerns about their impact on views of  this important historic landscape. The development was supported by the local community as it will provide much-needed facilities. However, the Gardens Trust, Parish Council and landscape […]

Local heritage list campaign

The government has recently awarded funding to 23 local authorities to create, improve or expand their local heritage list. These lists recognise heritage sites of local significance and give them some protection. Historic England requires councils to involve the local community in identifying sites to include. So this is an unmissable chance to nominate important […]

Painswick Rococo Garden, Gloucestershire

Photograph of one of the follies at Roco

Unforgettable Garden of the month nominated by Margie Hoffnung, Gloucestershire Gardens Trust Created 1738-48 by Benjamin Hyett, possibly to designs by Thomas Robins Registered Grade II* Painswick Rococo Garden is the country’s sole surviving complete rococo garden. It was designed and laid out in the 1740s as a fanciful pleasure garden at Painswick House by […]