• Guided tour of the Nursery and Arboretum at Thornhayes, near Cullompton. Friday 20th October 2017. See Events section for information.
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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?


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...

Planting an Impression - an illustrated talk by Anna Pavord
Wednesday, 18 January, 2017 - 14:00 to 16:30

Planting an Impression
an illustrated talk by Anna Pavord  |  The Mint Methodist Centre, Exeter

The January Lecture has become a fixture in the DGT's Events Calendar.  In 2017 we are very fortunate to have...

DGT Christmas Luncheon
Thursday, 8 December, 2016 - 11:00 to 15:30

It's that time of year again!

DGT members are cordially invited to celebrate Christmas with our traditional luncheon at The Buckerell Lodge Hotel, Exeter, on Thursday 8th December 2016.  Details of the event were sent to each member in the...