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Scotland's Lost Gardens


Gardens and designed landscapes are an important part of Scotland’s history, providing a fascinating insight into the social, political and economic environment of the times in which they were created. They sit within a wider British and European context, responding to ideas embedded in religion, science, art and literature, but incorporating distinctive elements of Scottish history, climate and natural landscape. The cultural significance of these gardens and designed landscapes remains, even when the gardens themselves may appear long gone, vulnerable to changing taste and needs, relict through lack of maintenance or abandoned totally.

RCAHMS is hosting an outdoor exhibition of stunning images which draws from the recent publication Scotland’s Lost Gardens. The exhibition will be held at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh from Saturday 3 August to Sunday 29 September 2013.

Images from the exhibition and book, along with a selection of other items from our archives, can be browsed below and purchased as digital images, photographic prints or poster prints by clicking the Order Image link below each image.