• Tuesday 29th January 2019 | An illustrated talk by David Lambert - Public Parks: The story of the public parks renaissance and its uncertain future. See EVENTS for details.
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[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...

Beauty in the Desert - the Gardens of Persia
Thursday, 24 November, 2016 - 14:00 to 16:00

Beauty in the Desert – the Gardens of Persia
an illustrated talk by Jill Cherry  |  Cullompton Community Centre


Visit to Mardon and Sutton Mead, Moretonhampstead
Monday, 5 September, 2016 - 13:30 to 16:30

Visit to Mardon and Sutton Mead (Moretonhampstead)

Mardon is a spacious four-acre garden deep in a steep sided wooded valley. Based on the original Edwardian design offering a long herbaceous border, rose garden...

Wednesday, 20 July, 2016 - 14:00 to 16:00

Take a walk in the Wildside

Keith Wiley was head gardener/manager at The Garden House, a 10-acre garden on the edge of Dartmoor, between 1978-2003 where he created what has been described by national commentators as 'one of the...

Annual General Meeting | Ugbrooke Park - FULLY BOOKED
Saturday, 9 July, 2016 (All day)


This year is the tercentenary of the birth of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown and Ugbrooke Park, home of the Clifford family since 1604, is the finest of the Brown-designed landscapes in the southwest. ...

A day of two castles - a Chartered Institute of Horticulture event
Thursday, 2 June, 2016 (All day)

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A Day of Two Castles

11am - Visit to...

Visit to Marwood Hill Gardens and Gorwell House
Wednesday, 1 June, 2016 (All day)



This magical and very special 20 acre private garden with three lakes is set in a valley tucked away in North Devon only 4 miles from Barnstaple.  ...

Sidbury Manor Gardens. A guided tour.
Tuesday, 10 May, 2016 - 14:00 to 16:30

A guided tour of Sidbury Manor Gardens (courtesy of Sir John and Lady Cave)

Home to the Cave family since the house was built in the 1870s, Sidbury Manor is an imposing Victorian mansion standing in an agricultural estate...