• Guided tour of the Nursery and Arboretum at Thornhayes, near Cullompton. Friday 20th October 2017. See Events section for information.
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The Men Who Improved the Devon Landscape - 1740-1820
Wednesday, 12 November, 2014 - 14:00 to 16:00

The landscape of Devon was radically changed in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.  Many notable architects worked on the county's fine country houses and gardens and we are very fortunate to have Jonathan Lovie, Principal...

Garden History Research Seminar
Thursday, 9 October, 2014 - 10:45 to 13:00

This will be an interactive session about using resources for garden history research.

If there is anything specific that anyone would like to find out about, please contact the organiser in advance.

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Gardens of North Devon
Monday, 8 September, 2014 - 10:30 to Tuesday, 9 September, 2014 - 16:30

The Gardens of North Devon

DGT will be visiting four of North Devon's gardens in two days!

Monday 8th September

Arrive Hartland Abbey Gardens at 10.30a.m. for a guided tour...

AGT Annual Conference 2014
Friday, 5 September, 2014 - 15:00 to Sunday, 7 September, 2014 - 14:00

Continuity and Change in Cheshire Gardens

5th-7th September 2014  |  The Queen Hotel, Chester

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The Conference...

Newton House, Newton Surmaville, near Yeovil
Thursday, 24 July, 2014 - 10:00 to 13:00

In 2013 Jane and Robin Cannon opened their historic home and garden in order to raise money for two breast cancer charities.  The DGT organised a visit for its members on 22nd June 2013.  In November 2013 Jane Cannon wrote:

"It is...
Annual General Meeting
Thursday, 3 July, 2014 (All day)

The 2014 Annual General Meeting will be held at Escot House near Ottery St Mary on Thursday 3rd July.

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Plaz Metaxu, Witheridge near Tiverton
Thursday, 19 June, 2014 - 14:00 to 16:30

Many DGT members will know of, or will have visited, the garden at Coombe House created by Alasdair Forbes known as Plaz Metaxu.  The garden is a meditation on the landform of the valley.  Visitors are encouraged to enjoy the many plants, spaces and...

Heanton Satchville - A Guided Tour
Thursday, 29 May, 2014 - 14:00

Heanton Satchville is the home of Lord and Lady Clinton and is rarely open to the public.  The estate is situated in Huish above the Torridge River Valley, approximately 8 miles from Great Torrington.   The garden looks out across the recently...

Lukesland Gardens, near Ivybridge and Avenue Cottage, Ashprington
Thursday, 15 May, 2014 - 10:30 to 16:00

Lukesland Gardens and Avenue Cottage are within a short drive of each other and this visit is to view two wonderful Spring gardens.  DGT members visited Lukesland in October 2013 to view the autumnal colours, so this visit is intended to show the...

Exeter's Gardens - A Guided Walking Tour
Wednesday, 30 April, 2014 - 10:00 to 12:30

DGT's Conservation Officer John Clark will lead a walking tour of Exeter's parks and gardens alongside the City Wall and the River Exe.  The tour will start from Exeter City Centre and will be

10.00h  Meet at the City Wall at the north...

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