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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...

AGT Annual Conference 2014
Friday, 5 September, 2014 - 15:00 to Sunday, 7 September, 2014 - 14:00

Continuity and Change in Cheshire Gardens

5th-7th September 2014  |  The Queen Hotel, Chester


The Conference...

Newton House, Newton Surmaville, near Yeovil
Thursday, 24 July, 2014 - 10:00 to 13:00

In 2013 Jane and Robin Cannon opened their historic home and garden in order to raise money for two breast cancer charities.  The DGT organised a visit for its members on 22nd June 2013.  In November 2013 Jane Cannon wrote:

"It is...
Annual General Meeting
Thursday, 3 July, 2014 (All day)

The 2014 Annual General Meeting will be held at Escot House near Ottery St Mary on Thursday 3rd July.


Plaz Metaxu, Witheridge near Tiverton
Thursday, 19 June, 2014 - 14:00 to 16:30

Many DGT members will know of, or will have visited, the garden at Coombe House created by Alasdair Forbes known as Plaz Metaxu.  The garden is a meditation on the landform of the valley.  Visitors are encouraged to enjoy the many plants, spaces and...

Heanton Satchville - A Guided Tour
Thursday, 29 May, 2014 - 14:00

Heanton Satchville is the home of Lord and Lady Clinton and is rarely open to the public.  The estate is situated in Huish above the Torridge River Valley, approximately 8 miles from Great Torrington.   The garden looks out across the recently...