• Private tour of Blackpool Sands with Sir Geoffrey Newman. Tuesday 17th April 2018. A WAITING LIST IS NOW OPERATING.
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Visit to Mill Wood, Halswell Park, near Bridgwater
Thursday, 26 April, 2018 - 13:00

Private visit to Mill Wood, Halswell Park 
with Edward Strachan

This is a joint meeting with...

Private tour of Blackpool Gardens
Tuesday, 17 April, 2018 - 14:00

Private Tour of Blackpool Gardens
with Sir Geoffrey Newman


In 1896 Robert Lydston Newman, then Deputy Governor...

Private tour of Antony; formal gardens and woodland
Tuesday, 27 March, 2018 (All day)

Private tour of Antony; formal gardens and woodland
with Sir Richard Carew Pole and Nick Allison, NT Head Gardener

The Antony estate has been in the Carew family since the sixteenth century...

All Around is Fairy Ground: Repton & the Regency Garden.
Tuesday, 27 February, 2018 - 14:00 to 16:00

All Around is Fairy Ground: Repton & the Regency Garden.  
An illustrated talk by Dr Laura Mayer 

Humphry Repton (1752 – 1818) ambitiously named himself Capability Brown’s successor: the century’s next...

Plant Conservation - can we meet the great challenges we face?
Tuesday, 30 January, 2018 - 14:00

Plant Conservation - can we meet the great challenges we face

A talk by Ian Wright, Lead Garden Adviser for the NT in the SW & Wales

Historic parks...

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?


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...