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Glorious Gardens Conservation Strategy

Conservation Strategy and Landowner Guidance Notes for Designed Landscapes

Designed landscapes are a defining feature throughout the Clyde and Avon Valley, with over 20 spanning the length of the area, from Chatelherault Country Park in the North, to Bonnington at New Lanark in the South. A Conservation Strategy and Guidance Notes for landowners, that will assist in designed landscape focussed conservation projects in the Clyde and Avon Valley, have been published.

The Strategy and Guidance Notes outline the key issues facing conservation projects in designed landscapes, provide guidance on good practice in the management, the tasks involved, and information on how to enable projects. They encourage and facilitate the involvement of local people in conservation alongside other stakeholders including landowners, agricultural and forestry communities and those responsible for the maintenance of sites with relevant statutory designations.

The formation of the Conservation Strategy and Guidance Notes followed the Glorious Gardens project, which included research and reporting by volunteers on designed landscapes in the Clyde and Avon Valley and Falkirk areas. These varied from well-known sites such as Chatelherault, Mauldslie and Cambusnethan, to lesser-known sites such as Dalserf and Harperfield, in the Clyde and Avon Valley. 

Read the Designed Landscapes Conservation Strategy and Guidance Notes below.

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