• Walking tour of the Clovelly Court landscape with John Rous and Simon Bonvoisin. Wednesday 13th September 2017. See Events section for information.
Devon Gardens Trust is devoted to the preservation and enhancement of gardens in the UK county of Devon

Research Resources

Research Resources

Devon Gardens Trust holds records on many gardens in the county. Most are kept in the Devon Heritage Centre (formerly called the Devon Record Office) and are available (with the owner’s permission) to researchers. Information about the contents of each file and a form for permission to view can be obtained from Clare Greener (email).

DGT also has a collection of books relevant to garden research with the emphasis on Devon and the South West. This is now held at the DGT's Office at the Exeter Community Centre in Exeter (click here for directions). The list of books held by the Trust is available to download here, and a document entitled Sources for Garden History Research relating to Devon and the southwest of the UK is also available here.  Books and research materials are available for consultation BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.  The DGT Office is not serviced on a daily basis, so please do not visit the Centre expecting to be able to access the collection.  Please contact Dr Clare Greener (email clrgreener276@gmail.com) to book an appointment.

A list of Conservation Management Plans for UK properties, published by the Garden History Society in September 2013, is available for download here.