Garden History & General Information

Committee Note

A special thanks to Catherine Thompson-McCausland for her research and authorship of the articles listed below. Her time and effort is behind this section of the website – a unique insight into where we live and how it has developed over the past generations. Here you can find out a little bit more about the history of the gardens. You can read an extract of each in the submenu items



There are concerns that the number of cats on the gardens is having a negative impact on bird life. We would therefore like to encourage cat owners to put a collar with a bell on their pet. For more information about the impact of collaring and belling cats, click here