Can you help with finding Queensland’s significant gardens and landscapes?
Gardens are under-represented in heritage registers.
The Australian Garden History Society (AGHS) is undertaking a survey of
Queensland gardens and landscapes as the first step in a national strategy to
recognise and conserve heritage gardens.
The society has commissioned a team comprising Catherine Brouwer Landscape
Architects, Riddel Architecture and Nissen Associates to develop a statewide list
of gardens, landscapes or plantings with historical significance.
We need help from groups and individuals across Queensland with this. We are
searching for old gardens of all types:parks; avenues of trees; gardens associated
with railway stations, civic buildings, showgrounds, racetracks, cemeteries,
memorials, hospitals and schools as well as suburban gardens, homestead
gardens, pocket parks or scenic look-outs.
In some cases, there may be little remaining evidence of gardens at places such
as historic mine sites, old market gardens, industrial sites or old homesteads.
There may simply be remnants_a specimen tree, an arbour, vine trellis or bush
house, stone walls or paths. If you know of such places, via personal knowledge
or your work, please tell us.
A nomination form can be accessed at www.gardenhistorysociety.org.au.
Alternatively, if there are a number of places you wish to suggest, we are happy
for you to submit the information in whatever format is easiest for you.
We’d appreciate your submissions before the end of October 2012. If you require
further information please see the AGHS website at
www.gardenhistorysociety.org.au, contact the team at firstname.lastname@example.org, or
phone me on (07)3201 0317.
On behalf of the survey team