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Support our crowdfunding project for Georgian Gardens book

Help us to fund this important book, decades in the making, and of great value to residents of Edinburgh's New Town and beyond.

Oct 3, 2017

This year marks the 250th anniversary of the founding of Edinburgh’s Georgian New Town – apt for the publication of John Byrom’s much-awaited manual on the gardens that are so integral to this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The book is the result of decades of research, providing detailed guidance on the long term management and maintenance of Edinburgh’s 47 circus, square, crescent and informal grid-edge gardens that has remained previously unpublished.

These gardens are very special, specifically designed to add colour and vibrancy to the city’s urban landscape – lush green contrasts to the classical sandstone architecture. They not only contribute aesthetically to Edinburgh’s ‘outstanding universal value’, they are also communal spaces, looked after and enjoyed by the residents of the surrounding buildings.

Edinburgh World Heritage has provided funding for this publication, along with Edinburgh Decorative & Fine Arts Society. We are looking for support from the public to help us with the contribution.

Please visit our Crowdfunder campaign page for more details.

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