Garden & landscape masterplanning


Presentations


Welcome and introduction

Welcome and introduction

Christopher Weddell, Senior Gardens Advisor, English Heritage


Wrest Park tour

Wrest Park tour

John Watkins, Head of Gardens and Landscape, English Heritage
Sheila Das, Upper Gardens & Apprentice Manager, English Heritage Wrest Park


Links


Welcome and introduction

Welcome and introduction

Christopher Weddell, Senior Gardens Advisor, English Heritage


Wrest Park tour

Wrest Park tour

John Watkins, Head of Gardens and Landscape, English Heritage
Sheila Das, Upper Gardens & Apprentice Manager, English Heritage Wrest Park


Summary


Masterplanning and conservation management plans are a vital tools to support the long-term management of historic and botanic gardens, enabling them to develop a site relevant and focussed approach based on their core objectives. Through this they can fulfil their many remits, gaining both internal and external support for their aims and objectives. Such planning enables garden managers to identify and articulate the different landscape characters and layers, and to define and implement projects and work programmes.

This training day looked at how garden managers can be effective in identifying stakeholders and also to best develop and implement conservation management plans and masterplans, in order to provide overall and long-term direction for their site. The day will also looked at how masterplans can support and enhance visitor experience through the identification of improved orientation, interpretation and high quality visitor facilities and services.

Ultimately masterplanning is just the starting point. The day also looked at how to identify the shared ownership of a plans, and how best to communicate and integrate the vision and implementation into everyone’s work.