The use of conservation easements to protect gardens of cultural and historic significance
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This thesis examines the use of conservation easements to protect gardens of cultural and historic significance. Among the topics addressed include the origins, history and evolution of garden easements, their essential components, as well as the various tax incentives that are offered in order to encourage easement donation. Next, the thesis examines three specific organizations that hold easements on gardens, as well as specific properties that they have encumbered with easements. Finally, this thesis concludes with a few suggestions targeted towards individuals and organizations interested in garden easements.
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