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Gardens and cemeteries

Gardens and cemeteries

The UK is world renowned for its wealth of historic designed parks and gardens. Here's how our funding can help look after them.

Our funding could:

  • help conserve historic structures or recreate lost features
  • help historic gardens improve their biodiversity
  • restore historic cemeteries including repairing listed monuments and helping people to appreciate their history
  • help celebrate and raise awareness of garden designers like Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown
  • provide training and apprenticeships in heritage horticultural skills
  • help people to identify, record and learn about historic gardens
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Great Dixter

What we have funded so far

The National Lottery Heritage Fund has invested in many historic gardens including:

  • Stowe in Buckinghamshire
  • Great Dixter in Kent
  • Tatton Park in Cheshire
  • Wentworth Castle Gardens in South Yorkshire
  • the Botanical Gardens of Belfast and Edinburgh
  • the National Botanical Gardens of Wales and Kew in London

How to get funding

You can apply for funding for historic gardens and cemeteries through our open programme which offers grants from £3,000 upwards.

Find out whether your project is eligible for funding.