Fundraising & Viability

The Public Parks Movement of the later nineteenth and early twentieth century saw the creation of the great open spaces of our towns and cities, that provided local communities with valued places for fresh air and recreation.

We have worked with various local authorities and community groups over the years to deliver exciting new projects to revitalize public parks across the country, many of which have been funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Our robust and thorough approach to historic evidence is a key strength of our work, using historic precedent to arrive at creative solutions. We do not seek to create new landmarks, but rather to reveal the true qualities and character of a site. This is not to say that our solutions are not, sometimes, of breathtaking beauty, including the recreated lake at Lydiard Park, but we do not aim that they should stand out as new works. Our pragmatism stems from our backgrounds, considerable experience of projects and how historic park management can and should work.

We have worked on projects including major park and garden restoration; conservation of park structures, listed buildings and scheduled monuments; and new community and visitor facilities. We also prepare Conservation Management Plans, Management and Maintenance Plans and advise on Activity Plans and audience development, and work in close partnership with client officers and other professionals.

In this way, we have helped secure joint HLF grants for over twenty landscapes and are currently lead consultant for a major lake restoration project, at the National Botanic Garden of Wales. We have also previously acted as Lottery Monitoring Officers and technical assessors, and have also helped clients secure landfill Tax credit and European funding.

Project Examples

The National Botanic Garden of Wales
Cedars Park, Broxbourne, Hertfordshire
Trebah Gardens, Cornwall
Lydiard Park, Swindon
Hestercombe Gardens, Somerset


Nicholas Pearson Partnership LLP

East Timewell, Morebath, Devon EX16 9BY

tel: 01398 331444