• Plant Conservation: Can we meet the great challenges we face? A talk by Ian Wright (National Trust). Tuesday 30th January 2018. See Events section for information.
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Devon's Asylum Landscapes
Monday, 6 November, 2017 - 14:00 to 16:00

A talk by Helen Whitmore and Judy Walton

Why was so much care taken in the design and appearance of the landscapes and gardens surrounding the buildings of Devon’s lunatic asylums? DGT members Helen Whitmore and...

Guided tour of the nursery and arboretum at Thornhayes
Friday, 20 October, 2017 - 13:45 to 16:00

Kevin and his wife Pat started Thornhayes Nursery over 25 years ago, and is now deservedly one of the foremost tree nurseries in the country. In more recent years they have developed an arboretum. We will be visiting, hopefully, when the autumn colour...

Visit to Clovelly Court
Wednesday, 13 September, 2017 - 10:45 to 16:00

A walk to explore the extensive designed landscape of Clovelly, led by Simon Bonvoisin and John Rous, owner of Clovelly. Simon is a partner with Nicholas Pearson Partnership, specialising in the conservation, restoration and...

The Gardens Trust Annual Conference 2017
Thursday, 31 August, 2017 - 15:00 to Sunday, 3 September, 2017 - 16:00

The Gardens Trust Annual Conference 2017
‘Blest Elysium’ – Sustainable?

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Annual General Meeting
Tuesday, 25 July, 2017 (All day)

Annual General Meeting at Hilldersdon House.

The venue for the 2017 DGT Annual General Meeting will be Hillersdon, a few miles to the west of Cullompton. The current Hillersdon house was designed in the 1840s by theatre designer...

Visit to Little Dartmouth Farm
Monday, 3 July, 2017 - 14:00 to 16:30

Visit to Little Dartmouth Farm

The owners at Little Dartmouth have worked with acclaimed garden designer Dan Pearson to rationalise the spaces around a 300 acre working farm to create a series of garden areas around the house...

Visit to Dunley House, Bovey Tracey
Monday, 19 June, 2017 - 14:00 to 16:30

Visit to Dunley House, Bovey Tracey 

This nine-acre garden includes many mature trees, Rhododendrons, camellias and an incredible forty species of Magnolia.  Owners Francis and Sarah Gilbert have tended and developed...

Tour of Sand - house and garden - NOW FULLY BOOKED
Wednesday, 3 May, 2017 - 14:00 to 17:00

Wednesday 3rd May 2017

Sand is a historic house lived in by the family who have owned it and shared their history with it for over 500 years.  Set in its peaceful East Devon valley, this imposing stone house is set in about 6...

Special guided tour during the Cotehele Daffodil Festival
Sunday, 19 March, 2017 - 10:00 to 12:30

Special guided tour during the Cotehele Daffodil Festival

Cotehele Daffodil Festival is renowned for the abundance of Narcissi varieties on show - they are hoping to have some 125 modern varieties on show in 2017 - and the...

[CANCELLED] Feeding the Nation in WW1: From paeonias to potatoes
Saturday, 18 February, 2017 - 14:00 to 17:00

An afternoon of talks on Devon’s WWI Food and Farming Project, that has been unearthing the role of potatoes, allotments, recipes, and what happened to Devon’s estates and gardeners during the WWI. A discovery of the importance of horticulture and...

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