Historic Landscapes

The Mayhew Consultancy has extensive experience of researching, surveying and implementing landscape restoration projects, these include:

Goodnestone Park, Kent

ACTAExtensive formal gardens were developed around the house soon after it was built, however much of these were replaced at the end of the 18th century with a landscape park. Commissioned works include the production of tree condition survey and management report relating to the remaining gardens and parkland.


Commonwealth War Graves Commission,
Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

Commonwealth Graves CommissionUndertaking a tree survey, valuation assessment and tree replacement programme at the Lijssenthoek Cemetery, Belgium. This cemetery is the second largest in the Commission’s care in Belgium with a mature tree stock, some dating back to the origins of the cemetery and Sir Reginald Blomfield’s design. The Commission included the production of 5, 20 and 50 year tree replacement plans, which ensures that the unified essence of the treescape across the cemetery remains intact during the process of tree replacement.

(The Commonwealth War Graves Commission)

Westonbirt Arboretum and School, Gloucestershire

Westonbirt Arboretum and School, GloucestershireTree survey and works specification to complete a Stage 2 Heritage Lottery Fund bid to restore this Grade 1 listed, Picturesque landscape by William Gilpin. The work aims to restore features both within the school and the adjacent arboretum.

(Westonbirt School/Forestry Commission)

Alexandra Park, Hastings

Alexander Park, HastingsProject managed a £3.4 million Heritage Lottery Fund restoration scheme. The works, covering hard and soft landscaping elements, were implemented following extensive research into the original design by Robert Marnock.

(Hastings Borough Council)

Cobham Park, Kent

Cobham Park, KentProduction of condition survey and management report relating to Church Avenue in grade ll* listed Cobham Park; works included a survey of the surviving avenue and an investigation of removed avenues elsewhere on the site.

(ACTA/Cobham Ashenbank Management Scheme)

St. Leonards Gardens, Hastings

St Leonards gardens The commission of a Conservation Plan and a Restoration and Management Plan prior to Heritage Lottery Fund submission. Works included opening up the site to restore views of the surviving Regency villas, and replanting in Regency style. Subsequently project managed the implementation of the works.

(Hastings Borough Council)