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Historic buildings, landscapes and locations

Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes

Gardens and Designed Landscapes enrich the texture and pattern of our landscapes and form a unique record of social, cultural and economic change through time.

Greenbank House

The Inventory is a record of gardens and designed landscapes of national artistic and/or historical significance in Scotland.

The list holds no statutory basis and inclusion of a site does not offer any legal protection.  However, Planning 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.

Who is responsible for determining Gardens and Designed Landscapes?

Historic Scotland is responsible for selection of gardens and designed landscapes for the Inventory.  To be included on the Inventory a site will usually have to meet a majority of criteria based on the following values:

  • Work of Art
  • Historical
  • Horticultural, Arboricultural and Silvicultural
  • Architectural
  • Scenic
  • Nature Conservation
  • Archaeological
Gardens and Designed Landscape Team (Historic Scotland)
Longmore House,
Salisbury Place,
Tel: 0131 668 8940
Web: Historic Scotland

Where can I find Gardens and Designed Landscapes?

Within East Renfrewshire Greenbank Gardens is included in the 'Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes' as is Rouken Glen Park. 

If you have any queries about gardens and designed landscapes in East Renfrewshire, please contact:

Development Plans Team: Principal Planner (Built Environment)
2 Spiersbridge Way,
Spiersbridge Business Park,
East Renfrewshire.
G46 8NG
Tel: 0141 577 3876

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