Landscape Research Group Ltd

Legal seat: LRG is based and registered in the UK

The Landscape Research Group (LRG) promotes research and understanding of landscape so that people are empowered to question and understand how they shape and are, in turn, shaped by the world they live in.

The Landscape Research Group, founded in 1967, is a charity that promotes greater understanding of landscape for public benefit. We do this by funding research and publications, organising and sponsoring events, giving educational awards and providing expert advice. We publish the peer-reviewed journal Landscape Research, and a paper newsletter Landscape Research Extra.

Our main priority is to advance research that contributes towards equitable and sustainable relationships between people and landscape. We are concerned with all types of landscape, from wilderness and cultural landscapes to the built environment.

We have members and trustees from over thirty countries and are represented on a range of international bodies. Working internationally is part of the LRG ethos and the group is keen to foster links with landscape-focused organisations throughout the world.

LRG represents (through our trustees, members and partnerships) a broad range of disciplines: geography, landscape architecture, archaeology and ecology to list but a few. This diversity is fundamental to a holistic understanding of landscape – its evolution and its future.

Our membership is open to anyone who has an interest in landscape and the ways we shape, and are shaped by, the places in which we live. More information is available on


We sponsor and/or host up to 4 other events per year, ranging from major conferences to field trips, exhibitions and seminars. Financial assistance is available to members if they wish to organise landscape-themed events. We also hold an annual lecture and members’ networking event in London.

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We employ various outlets for LRG-related news as well as information about events and issues around the world. We have an expanding network of International Correspondents through whom we share information about landscape research and practice. These outlets include:


Landscape Research Group was formed in 1967 as an informal network and association of landscape researchers and practitioners, organising its first conference that year and publishing the first issue of Landscape Research News a year later. By 1976 the newsletter had evolved into the journal Landscape Research, and LRG was organising events on a wide range of topics.

In 1983 LRG was formally re-constituted as a limited company and a registered charity, to provide a sound legal and financial basis for its further expansion.

Since then, LRG has significantly expanded its activities, from a primarily UK-based organisation to one with an increasingly international outlook and membership. A wide programme of conferences and other events has been organised or sponsored, and an increasing proportion have been held in European (rather than UK) venues. The Group has been influential in shaping landscape research and policy agendas in the UK and internationally. For example, LRG played an important role in the development and subsequent adoption of the European Landscape Convention. In 2014, the Group adopted a Research Strategy to focus its activities over the next few years.

Landscape Research, published by Taylor & Francis since 1996, has increased in size and frequency as well as in the international scope of both papers and readership. It is now recognised as a key academic journal in the landscape field. The newsletter Landscape Research Extra, started in 1988, is now published quarterly.

2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of LRG, and 2016 and 2018 mark the anniversaries of key milestones in the development of Landscape Research.



Landscape Research Group Ltd
PO Box 1482
Oxford OX4 9DN
United Kingdom


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