Conservation management and master plans


The Garden History Society list of Conservation Management Plans

Conservation Management Plans (CMPs) are valuable tools for developing informed management strategies for historic designed landscapes, and typically include research on a site’s history, development and surviving state, and taken together they form a sizeable body of material on the UK’s designed landscape heritage.

To harness the potential of this information, The Garden History Society maintain a reference list of CMPs and related research for historic designed landscapes. This was made possible with sponsorship and support from English Heritage.


IUCN Cultural and Spiritual Values of Protected Areas

Link to the IUCN Specialist Group in Cultural and Spiritual Values of Protected Areas (CSVPA) website linking the global network of experts including conservation professionals, heritage practitioners, policy makers, academics, government representatives, community members, custodians, and representatives of religious organisations.


FRLA website

Website of FRLA, including a link to Botanic Garden Creation: From Idea to Realisation a booklet by James Furse-Roberts looking at the process of master-planning for botanic gardens and similar natural heritage organisations


The Burra Charter

The Burra Charter and the associated series of Practice Notes provide a best practice standard for managing cultural heritage places in Australia.