Project portfolio

Heritage lottery tree survey for iconic Grade II listed gardens

Project

Heritage Lottery Fund project for South Cliff Gardens in Scarborough, North Yorkshire.

Client

Scarborough Borough Council

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Background

The terraced walkways of South Cliff Gardens offer spectacular views over the North Sea and the seaside resort of Scarborough. The dynamic nature of the cliffs provides much habitat diversity and a uniquely challenging site to manage. There are hard and soft maritime cliffs, springs and flushes, woodland, calcareous grassland and maritime vegetation over the coastal site.

When these Grade II Listed Registered Parks and Gardens secured HLF funding for restoration, we were delighted to be approached by the project lead Southern Green to provide arboricultural advice to inform the Conservation Management Plan for South Cliff.

How we helped

Enviroscope carried out tree and ecology surveys, including bat assessments of historic buildings. These informed the project’s Conservation Management Plan.

We reported on how the treescape is moderately rich in species. As well as how it includes ornamental planting dating back to the gardens’ 19th century origins.

Our report made recommendations for:

  • Improving the quality and conditionof the treescape
  • Restoring original planting
  • Enhancing biodiversity

What our clients say

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Guy, you are a prince among men!
Thanks for taking time out to look at the tree and for your incredibly helpful advice!

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Head Gardener
Bowcliffe Hall