The JESSOP Consultancy

Lichfield + Sheffield + Oxford

Historic Gardens

The remains of historic gardens and designed landscapes can be difficult to identify and understand. They comprise hard landscape features, such as built structures or earthworks, and soft features including living plants, trees and shrubs.

Working with a specialist team of associates, we are able to research, survey, interpret and assess the significance of all types of designed landscape, including gardens, parks, and cemeteries.



We are experienced in undertaking:

  • Garden Appraisals (comprising rapid site survey and documentary research);
  • Garden and Parkland Surveys (including gazetteers of historic features and elements);
  • Archaeological recording of garden structures, both extant and buried;
  • Archaeological analysis of garden elements (including excavation and building recording);
  • Architectural Appraisals and Specifications for Repair;
  • Research for the reinstatement of architectural details;
  • Advice on appropriate planting plans;
  • Consultancy, to prepare and coordinate the production of both Conservation Plans, and Management Plans.