Historic Gardens and Designed Landscapes

Aberdeenshire has a wealth of beautiful landscapes and gardens that vary dramatically in style as you travel across the area. It is important that their value is recognised thus ensuring their survival.

Historic Scotlands role focuses on safeguarding this invaluable resource for future generations allowing them enjoy the beauty of our nation's landscapes and gardens.

The Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes

All information regarding the Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes can be located on Historic Scotlands Website, including what is the inventory, the selection process, what is on the Inventory and when might a site be added to the Inventory.

Searching The Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes

If you wish to find out whether a garden or designed landscape is included on the Inventory you may search Historic Scotland's database.

The Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes.

The Planning Process

Pitmedden Gardens Photo provided by ArchaeologyPlanning Authorities are required to consult the Scottish Ministers, through the Historic Buildings Inspectorate in respect of any development which may affect a historic garden or designed landscape identified in the "Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes in Scotland"

Planning Authorities are expected to have regard to the views of Historic Scotland and Scottish Natural Heritage when considering the merits of planning applications which involve or may affect Inventory sites.

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