The list we have linked to focuses mainley on gardens, grounds and other planned open spaces, such as town squares.
The interesting thing is that, the majority of sites registered are, or started life as, the grounds of private houses, but public parks and cemeteries form important categories too. Even hospital landscapes and two pumping stations are included, because they have skilfully-planned surroundings reflecting the landscaping fashions of their day. The emphasis of the Register is on 'designed' landscapes, rather than on planting or botanical importance.
Registered sites are not open to the public unless advertised elsewhere as being so.
So we have found 'Register of Historic Parks and Gardens of special historic interest in England', which we are pleased to say identifies over 1,600 public sites assessed to be of particular significance.
Here you can find out how and why we protect them.
You can search for Registered Parks and Gardens on the National Heritage List for England (NHLE).
Purpose of the Register
The main purpose of this Register is to celebrate designed landscapes of note, and encourage appropriate protection. It is hoped that, by drawing attention to sites in this way, we will increase awareness of their value and encourage those who own them, or who otherwise have a role in their protection and their future, to treat these special places with due care.
Registration is a 'material consideration' in the planning process, meaning that planning authorities must consider the impact of any proposed development on the landscapes' special character.
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