As Scotland’s Garden and Landscape Heritage (SGLH) Chairman I am very proud to present this story about South Bantaskine Estate by Diana Hardstaff, volunteer on the Glorious Gardens team assigned by SGLH to the recording of non-inventory designed landscapes and gardens in the Falkirk area. The Glorious Gardens project was launched in Falkirk in 2015 and was funded by Historic Environment Scotland. This is one of the 16 sites covered by SGLH in this area. A similar project was carried out in the Clyde and Avon Valley, and we are currently planning a third phase, which will focus on sites in East Lothian. For more details, please go to https://www.sglh.org.
South Bantaskine is a story of a wealthy nineteenth century coal family and the gardens they made. In this video, Scotland’s Garden and Landscape Heritage volunteer Diana Hardstaff tells us the story of the estate and the Wilson family who lived there.
By Diana Hardstaff, Scotland's Garden and Landscape Heritage volunteer.