A View of the Banqueting House & Round Temple at Studley, the Seat of William Aislabie Esqr., in the West Riding of Yorkshire. ┬ęTrustees of the British Museum. Click to enlarge.

  • As the largest historic county in this country, Yorkshire has at least 480 important historic parks and gardens. Click here for current list Historic parks and gardens in Yorkshire
  • We currently have 126 landscapes on the English Heritage Register of Historic Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England. Of these 9 are Grade I and 25 are Grade II*. For more information on the Register, see the article on the Parks and Gardens database.
  • Some are lost, while others may be endangered by inappropriate development or neglect. It is our aim therefore to improve the awareness and appreciation of our garden heritage through our Research and Recording programmes.
  • Our main focus now is a long term project to research and record locally significant historic designed landscapes in Yorkshire that are not on the HE Register, which can be referenced by interested amateurs, academics and professionals working in the field and aid conservation. The information is being made available on the Parks & Gardens UK database, the Historic Environment Record and the YGT website

For an excellent guide to what is involved in research and recording visit Parks and Gardens UK.

Current Projects

For further information please get in touch with our Research and Recording team (webmaster [at]

Past Projects

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