A rare combination of hands-on experience and academic training, Gareth can advise on all aspects of historic garden design, maintenance, restoration, & management.
To implement good management & maintenance conservation practices, to guide changes to your heritage asset, first you must have a well-informed and thorough understanding of its natural and cultural heritage. Managing change both to buildings and landscapes should always be guided by understanding their significance:
“that which makes a place unique, distinctive, important or of special merit by comparison with other places”.
100 year old Yew hedges, the significance and design of early 20th century water features, the grafting and re-planting of heritage fruit cultivars, dealing with pests and diseases, advising on suitable planting schemes; practical solutions for all horticultural issues. Gareth’s specialism in the history of garden design, the Conservation of Historic Gardens & Cultural Landscapes is grounded in his 3 decades experience working in natural & designed landscapes; recognising significance and understanding how to manage and conserve.