The Garden History Society

The Garden History Society (GHS) is the oldest society in the world dedicated to the conservation and study of historic designed gardens and landscapes. Through our interventions, advice and casework we have helped save or conserve scores of important gardens since we were founded by a small but dedicated band of garden-lovers in 1965, though it didn't get fully established until the following year.

We institute campaigns and lobby government at all levels on issues relating to historic gardens. We are, however, completely dependent on membership for our continued existence as a charity. If the GHS did not exist, historic gardens and landscapes would be left unprotected, and there would be no focus for international research and scholarship.