Valleywood Pontefract, tree in foreground with grass sloping away into the background
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Friarwood Valley Gardens, West Yorkshire. Registered at Grade II. NHLE List entry number 1001514. © James O Davies Historic England
Friarwood Valley Gardens, West Yorkshire. Registered at Grade II. NHLE List entry number 1001514. © James O Davies Historic England

Modern Gardens and Landscapes

In partnership with The Gardens Trust, we have started a strategic project looking at post-war designed landscapes to identify candidates for registration.

As part of this work we have gathered together some already registered post-war designed landscapes in order to highlight this area of work more clearly.

Background

When thinking of English parks and gardens, many may think of the traditional cottage garden or eighteenth century landscaped park. However, since 1945, garden designers and landscape architects have been creating many exciting new landscapes, bringing together art, architecture, town planning and horticulture. The National Heritage List for England (NHLE) already includes some of the best examples, ranging from cemeteries and memorial parks, to public parks and communal squares, and from office- and university landscapes, to small private gardens.

In the gallery below, you can view some of the wonderful post-war landscapes already included in the List, and via our Landscape Selection Guides you can find out more about the criteria we use for their assessment.

A selection of registered landscapes constructed post-1945

Modern Gardens and Landscapes Image Gallery

Please click on the gallery images to enlarge.

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