Benefit or Burden: Providing Access and Engagement with Wales’s Garden and Park Heritage

Norman, Michael (2022) Benefit or Burden: Providing Access and Engagement with Wales’s Garden and Park Heritage. Masters thesis, University of Wales Trinity Saint David.

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In this dissertation I aim to chart the development and practice of garden landscape visiting, from a pastime for the cognoscenti to an essential element of national heritage tourism that has helped in saving and cherishing places of cultural importance, while promoting public health and wellbeing. However, there is still a dearth of information on how the admission of visitors has influenced their management and I therefore seek to remedy the omission from the hitherto somewhat neglected perspective of owners and managers in the public, private and charitable sectors. The main thrust of this sub-set of the academic discourse and practice is concentrated in Wales but, of necessity, largely because of the historic, societal cross-border connections with England and the overarching reach of relevant legislation and regulatory practice, this study is rooted partially in England. It concludes in the era of climate change and proposes some changes in approach, including a reversal of the Arcadian concept of art triumphing over nature.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
Divisions: Theses and Dissertations > Masters Dissertations
Depositing User: Victoria Hankinson
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2024 10:09
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2024 10:09

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