Cultural Landscapes and Historic Gardens Committee

This Committee takes a particular interest in the cultural landscape dimension of World Heritage Sites.  It reviews and comments on development proposals or guidance relating to cultural landscapes and aims to:

  • Promote the implementation of the European Landscape Convention with the ICOMOS-UK/IUCN-UK Landscape Working Group
  • Raise awareness through research, projects or events
  • Develop good practice

London Views 

Through the London Views project it has developed a photographic record of the principal and historic views in and out of the World Heritage Sites based in London. 

In 2019, Hal Moggridge (OBE VMH PPLI FIHORT RIBA AADIP), Consultant from Colvin & Moggridge, prepared for the ICOMOS-UK Cultural Landscapes and Historic Gardens Committeee an analysis of views of Westminster WHS.Click here for the result of the analysis: Doc 1 and Doc 2


In 2016 the committee organised a very successful international conference on Capability Brown.

Implementing the European Landscape Convention 2006

Following the great celebrations of the achievement of Capability Brown in last year’s tercentenary CB300 Festival, the Gardens Trust has felt it is important to remind everyone that many of Brown’s actual landscapes continue to be threatened or harmed. They have now published a report, Vulnerability Brown, to highlight this.

Vulnerability Brown – Capability Brown Landscapes at Risk

Click here for the review by John Dixon Hunt of the 2016 Capability Brown Conference at Bath, published in the Historic Gardens Review Feb 2017

Chair: Paul Walshe