• Private tour of Blackpool Sands with Sir Geoffrey Newman. Tuesday 17th April 2018. A WAITING LIST IS NOW OPERATING.
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New Member Visit - by invitation
Saturday, 16 May, 2015 - 10:30 to 13:00

This will be a chance for members who have joined the DGT in the last three years to enjoy a guided tour of the lovely garden at Brinshill (formerly the kitchen garden to the Mamhead Park estate), courtesy of Dr and Mrs Philip Clinch, followed by...

Shobrooke Park - understanding an historic landscape (talk and guided tour) NOW FULLY BOOKED
Tuesday, 5 May, 2015 (All day)



The Garden House
Thursday, 23 April, 2015 (All day)
The Garden House in Buckland Monachorum can rightly be described as being many gardens in one.

In 1945 Lionel and Katharine Fortescue recognized that the terraced walled garden with seventeenth century ruins, some ten acres of good soil, and...

Deeds and Leases - a short course
Monday, 23 March, 2015 - 10:00 to 13:00

This brief course is designed to give an insight into the importance and scope of title-deeds and leases, especially in the 17th and 18th centuries. It will explain how and why deeds developed in such an apparently strange way,...

Devon Garden History Forum
Saturday, 21 March, 2015 (All day)


Saturday 21st March 2015  |  Rowe Hall, The Mint Methodist Centre, Exeter, EX4 3AT

Snowdrops at Saltram - a talk and guided tour
Wednesday, 11 February, 2015 - 10:30 to 15:00

Saltram, near Plymouth, headed the National Trust's annual Valentine's Day 'Flowers in Bloom' count in 2014 with 153 plants in flower.  Although we cannot guarantee another floriferous year, we will commence our 2015 garden visits programme with two...

Devon's Elizabethan Herb Gardens by Dr Todd Gray MBE
Tuesday, 20 January, 2015 - 14:00 to 16:30

Devon's Elizabethan Herb Gardens
an illustrated talk by Dr Todd Gray MBE


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.


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...