One of the most important activities of the Trust is its research into London’s parks, gardens and open spaces. The Research Group is friendly, lively and very active; we meet in central London every few months to report on research findings, attend training days and educational visits, and share good research practice. Our all-important research findings feed into not only our local Inventory of London Historic Spaces but also the national Parks & Gardens UK resource.
London Gardens Trust Inventory provides public access to a wealth of information on over 2,500 parks, gardens, squares, churchyards, cemeteries and other sites of historic interest across the whole of London. This resource has been growing since the Trust’s formation in 1994, and it continues to be updated.
The publications include
- A newsletter, London Landscapes, for our members
- The London Gardener, our highly-acclaimed annual Journal with articles about the history of London parks and open spaces
- Repton in London
- The proceedings of study days
- Self-guided walks and cycle rides