Edinburgh World Heritage: launch of ‘The Care and Conservation of Shared Georgian Gardens’

(adapted from an email from Edinburgh World Heritage)

EHW invites people to  join them to celebrate the publication of John Byrom’s long-awaited, richly illustrated handbook, which provides detailed guidance on the long-term management, maintenance and care of Edinburgh’s Georgian gardens.

Published in association with Edinburgh World Heritage, this unique and beautifully illustrated handbook is intended for garden management committees, but will also be of interest to a wider public and academic readership.

About the launch
The handbook is being launched on Thursday 21 June at 7pm at City Chambers, 253 High Street.
Author John Byrom will be attending along with Edinburgh World Heritage director Adam Wilkinson

Please register online for free via Eventbrite if you would like to attend, by clicking:

Please share the Eventbrite link invitation with anyone who might be interested.

About the handbook
This handbook is the result of decades of research, providing detailed guidance on the care and management of Edinburgh’s 47 circus, square, crescent and informal grid-edge gardens. It is published by The Word Bank, a not-for-profit community-focused venture.

  • These gardens are very special, specifically designed to add colour and vibrancy to the city’s urban landscape – lush green contrasts to the classical sandstone architecture.
  • They contribute aesthetically to Edinburgh’s ‘Outstanding Universal Value’ and many are looked after by the residents of the surrounding buildings.
  • This handbook offers guidance on the best practice approach to the careful and phased maintenance of the gardens’ original features, in order to conserve their Georgian and picturesque urban character, but without compromising modern usage.