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

Chile: In the footsteps of Darwin and Marianne North
Thursday, 24 March, 2016 - 13:00 to 16:30

In the footsteps of Darwin and Marianne North.

An illustrated talk by Penny Hammond and Sue Minter.

In 2008 Penny Hammond and Sue Minter retraced the journeys of Charles Darwin and the Victorian traveller Marianne North...

Southwest CGT Regional Education Conference
Wednesday, 2 March, 2016 (All day)

Southwest CGT Regional Education Conference

This year there will be three speakers from the RHS, National Trust and Cannington College and The focus of the day is on secondary and tertiary education.  The day will end with a...

Guided Snowdrop Walk
Saturday, 13 February, 2016 - 13:45 to 16:00

SNOWDROP WALK at Otterhead Lakes, Otterford on the Devon/Somerset border.

Guided walk organised by The Otterhead Estate Trust Company Ltd.  The walk will be followed by a hot drink and cake at the Coach House, Otterford Lakes....

Chelsea Physic Garden - Connecting People with Plants for Three Centuries. An illustrated talk by Christopher Bailes
Thursday, 14 January, 2016 - 11:00 to 13:00

Christopher Bailes was curator at Chelsea Physic Garden from March 2011 until his retirement in 2014.  He began his gardening career in 1971 as gardener for Hugh Johnson at Saling Hall

Devon Gardens Trust Christmas Luncheon
Thursday, 3 December, 2015 - 11:00 to 15:30

DGT members are cordially invited to celebrate Christmas with a luncheon at The Buckerell Lodge Hotel, Exeter, on Thursday 3rd December 2015.  Details of the event were sent to each member in the Autumn Newsletter.

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Autumn colour at RHS Rosemoor - A guided visit
Thursday, 22 October, 2015 (All day)

RHS Rosemoor, Great Torrington, EX38 8PH
Thursday 22nd October 2015


Research and Recording Study Day at Cadhay
Wednesday, 14 October, 2015 (All day)

Research and Recording Study Day at Cadhay, near Ottery St Mary

Cadhay is a large Elizabethan manor house situated close to the market town of Ottery St Mary in East Devon.  Rupert Thistlethwayte, owner of Cadhay, has very...

SW CIoH visit to Durslade Farm, Somerset
Sunday, 6 September, 2015 (All day)


11a.m.  Coffee and viewing of the Piet Oudolf designed 'open-field' garden of 1.5 acres at Hauser and Wirth Gallery and...

Guided visit to the University of Exeter botanic garden at Streatham Campus
Wednesday, 2 September, 2015 (All day)

This visit will be led by the University of Exeter Director of Grounds, Iain Park.  A morning visit to the Streatham campus will be followed by an afternoon visit to the St Luke's campus.  Attendees will be limited to 20.


Visit to Northlew Manor Gardens
Thursday, 16 July, 2015 - 14:00 to 16:30

Northlew Manor stands in around 5 acres of formal and informal garden, including herbaceous borders, a shade walk, orchard, lake, vegetable and cutting garden.

  Thursday 16th July 2015 – arrive 1.45p.m. for...