Heritage Gardens and Grounds: Information sheet 9.1
Gardens and grounds require maintenance much more frequently than buildings. They are also different because they contain elements which change with the seasons, grow and die. However the basic maintenance principles are the same for both: understanding what is significant about the place, and taking action to conserve that significance.
- 1 March 1998
- Heritage Council
Heritage publications, Information series, Publication, Fact sheet
The maintenance of heritage gardens and grounds should be based on good general horticultural practice rather than current fashion. The concept of the original garden and significant subsequent developments should always be respected. The maintenance program should be designed to ensure that the place is viable into the future.
As with all maintenance, guidelines are no substitute for specialist advice from people experienced in horticulture and heritage landscape conservation.