An overarching objective of the Yorkshire Gardens Trust is to raise awareness of the importance of historic parks and gardens in Yorkshire. The Trust's conservation subcommittee have a breadth of expertise and meet regularly to assist, where possible, with the conservation and management of these unique assets in our County. For more information on our work, please see our Conservation Reports page

We do this in three ways:

  1. Through conservation casework - The YGT Conservation Committee respond to Local Planning Authorities when applications are made that could harm or result in the loss of significance of historic parks and gardens in Yorkshire. They also liaise with Local Planning Authorities regarding policy advice in their Development Plans, in order to ensure that due regard is paid to historic parks and gardens and that their significance is safeguarded.
  2. By helping all those who are involved with the care of the garden heritage to obtain information, advice and skills. See advice on management plans (PDF file).
  3. By awarding small grant for projects related to built and natural heritage, primarily historic parks and gardens:
    • If you would like to apply please download the following two Word documents Notes for Applicants and Small Grants Application Form
    • This is a rolling programme from 2017 until 2022 and with a £2,000 annual budget. Applications are invited at any time during this period.

The Committee maintain a presence at the Yorkshire Historic Environment Forum, and support its objectives, in order to maintain a high profile for historic parks and gardens in Yorkshire and to keep up to date on current heritage issues.
If you would like to get involved or would like to know more about our work, please contact us at conservation [at]

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