Northlight Heritage are delighted to launch Glorious Gardens: Exploring hidden gardens and forgotten landscapes over the next two years they will be working with volunteers to research and record lesser-known gardens and designed landscapes in the Falkirk region and the Clyde & Avon Valley Landscape Partnership (CAVLP) area – properties which aren’t included in the Historic Scotland GDL Inventory but which still have elements of design, architecture and planting that relay much about the times in which they were created and the people who made them.  Glorious Gardens is all about uncovering those stories.

Coordinating volunteer groups in the two areas, providing them with equipment and training them in research and field techniques staff will be dedicated to work with the groups to research, survey, record and interpret the properties.  Although no previous experience is necessary, volunteers will have the opportunity to focus on aspects that fit with any interests and skills they already have, such as photography, tree identification or archival research.

The project will run for the next two years.  Through their work on Glorious Gardens, volunteers will make significant contributions to the National Monuments Record of Scotland.  These will outline the evidence uncovered for each property’s development, provide a sound baseline for evaluating its significance and help guide its future conservation.

To get involved –  go here:  http://www.gloriousgardens.org/get-involved.html