This paper investigated the use of landscape character assessment and perception surveys of stakeholders (i.e. employees, students and visitors) and SWOT analysis as a holistic approach to developing landscape management guidelines for historical public parks. The aim is to conserve and protect the historical and cultural heritage (landscape character) of historical public parks and address the stakeholder needs that do not threaten the park's historical and cultural heritage. The site selected for study is Syggrou Estate, a historical park located within the northern suburbs of Athens, Greece. Specific objectives of the study are to: (i) assess the historical, cultural, and natural importance of Syggrou Estate, (ii) determine the perceptions and needs of stakeholders, iii) provide landscape management guidelines for historical public parks based on landscape character assessment, perception surveys and SWOT analysis. The results show that the most important aspects of Syggrou Estate are the forest and cultivations for the retention of the Estate's historical value. The three most popular development actions were to conserve the present crops, restore the basic infrastructure, and increase educational activities. This research is valuable for identifying and assessing landscape characteristics and enhancing landscape awareness for sustainable park management. It provides a consultation among experts and stakeholders regarding the park's development priorities and their associated landscape guidelines and supports practitioners on park management and any legislation regarding the protection and enhancement of parks history and biodiversity.