• DGT events are cancelled until further notice. We wish all members well during the current COVID-19 circumstances.
Devon Gardens Trust is devoted to the preservation and enhancement of gardens in the UK county of Devon

Events Archive

Visit to Dunley House, Bovey Tracey
Monday, 19 June, 2017 - 14:00 to 16:30

Visit to Dunley House, Bovey Tracey 

This nine-acre garden includes many mature trees, Rhododendrons, camellias and an incredible forty species of Magnolia.  Owners Francis and Sarah Gilbert have tended and developed...

Tour of Sand - house and garden - NOW FULLY BOOKED
Wednesday, 3 May, 2017 - 14:00 to 17:00

Wednesday 3rd May 2017

Sand is a historic house lived in by the family who have owned it and shared their history with it for over 500 years.  Set in its peaceful East Devon valley, this imposing stone house is set in about 6...

Special guided tour during the Cotehele Daffodil Festival
Sunday, 19 March, 2017 - 10:00 to 12:30

Special guided tour during the Cotehele Daffodil Festival

Cotehele Daffodil Festival is renowned for the abundance of Narcissi varieties on show - they are hoping to have some 125 modern varieties on show in 2017 - and the...

[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. ...