Looking After Parks, Gardens and Landscapes

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

We have support and advice to help you champion and care for the historic environment during this challenging time.

Coronavirus Advice and Support from Historic England

Our technical guidance on how to care for and manage historic parks, gardens and landscapes.

Parks, Cemeteries, Urban Spaces

Guidance on the conservation of our public parks and green space heritage.

Maintenance and Repair

In caring for, or managing change in parks, gardens and landscapes, there are many features, historic layers and diverse interests to consider.

Wildlife and Habitats

Most wildlife causes no damage to historic sites and it can be an added attraction for visitors.

Landscape Management of Monuments and Sites

Advice on managing earthworks and ruins, problems like bracken and ivy; and other land management issues.

Tree Management

The care and conservation of trees within a wide range of historic environments is an important responsibility.

Veteran Trees

The British Isles are of European importance for the number of extremely old trees which survive in the landscape.


Hedgerows are often considered one of the quintessential ingredients of the English countryside.

Pests and Diseases

How to monitor and manage the endless variety of pests and diseases which feed on trees and shrubs.

Lakes and Water Features

Lakes and water features: Lakes are often the major design feature of historic parks & gardens. Their care and management is often complex and costly.

Allotments, Orchards and Nurseries

Historic features like allotments, areas of small rented garden plots, orchards and nurseries still survive in our towns and cities, and villages.

Other Garden Features

How to care for and maintain historic garden features such as lakes, water features, rockwork, grottoes and moats.

Opening Sites, and Events

Advice on: Opening up historic parks for schools and visitors. Planning for large scale events. Falconry displays. Fireworks, bonfires & sky lanterns.

Green Flag Award Scheme

The Green Flag award scheme is the national benchmark standard for parks and green spaces.