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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...

Lukesland Gardens, near Ivybridge and Avenue Cottage, Ashprington
Thursday, 15 May, 2014 - 10:30 to 16:00

Lukesland Gardens and Avenue Cottage are within a short drive of each other and this visit is to view two wonderful Spring gardens.  DGT members visited Lukesland in October 2013 to view the autumnal colours, so this visit is intended to show the...

Exeter's Gardens - A Guided Walking Tour
Wednesday, 30 April, 2014 - 10:00 to 12:30

DGT's Conservation Officer John Clark will lead a walking tour of Exeter's parks and gardens alongside the City Wall and the River Exe.  The tour will start from Exeter City Centre and will be

10.00h  Meet at the City Wall at the north...

Visit to Great Ambrook, Ipplepen THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED.
Wednesday, 23 April, 2014 (All day)

This fascinating garden, unique in Devon, was discovered in a wood in 1988 by owners Ken and Doris Rees.  It has many of the features common to the Edwardian period, including terraces, pools, rills, staircases, a pergola and a gazebo but the cohesive...

Camellia Walk at Mount Edgcumbe
Tuesday, 25 March, 2014 - 13:00 to 15:00

Spring comes early to Mount Edgcumbe, lying as it does on the Cornish side of Plymouth Sound. In its favoured position, the delicate flowers of the camellias appear from January onwards, making it a welcome start to the beginning of the year. The...

Lady Boscawen's seventeenth-century plant notebook: Some issues in herbal and garden history. A talk by Dr Anne Stobart
Wednesday, 19 March, 2014 - 14:00

To what extent did housewives grow and collect herbs for medicinal use in early modern times? Contemporary printed sources suggest that women took much responsibility for gardens and household healthcare in this period. However, there has been limited...

AGT Southwest Education Meeting 2014
Wednesday, 26 February, 2014 (All day)

AGT Southwest Region Education Meeting 2014


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