• 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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Repton 2018 - an update
Fri, 14/07/17

Linden Groves, Strategic Development Officer at the Gardens Trust (www.thegardenstrust.org) has released an update on plans for the commemoration of the death bicentenary of Humphry Repton in 2018.  Extracts from Linden's advisory document appear...

Bursary application forms now available
Fri, 14/07/17

The Devon Gardens Trust offers competitive bursaries to applicants resident in Devon wishing to undertake accredited horticultural training courses at recognised centres in the UK.  Applications for the 2017-18 academic year are now open and the...

Speakers for The Gardens Trust 2017 Conference released
Thu, 15/06/17

Exeter-based historian Dr Todd Gray MBE, author of Art of the Devon Garden amongst many other publications, and Dr Kate Felus who wrote The Secret Life of the Georgian Garden will present the opening...

Women Gardeners on BBC Radio Devon - 14 April 2017
Wed, 12/04/17

An hour-long programme, entitled Planting Paradise will be aired on BBC Radio Devon at 13.00h on Friday 14th April 2017.  Producer Jo Loosemore has compiled this documentary from interviews conducted with some members of the Devon Gardens Trust.  The...

The Gardens Trust Annual Conference 2017
Tue, 04/04/17

The Gardens Trust Annual Conference 2017
‘Blest Elysium’ – Sustainable?


Trainee placements for historic gardens
Sun, 26/03/17

The Historic and Botanic Garden Trainee Programmes (HBGTP) scheme is an unrivalled opportunity for passionate and committed horticulturists. Trainees can earn a salary while developing  professional skills in some of the best historic and botanic...

Conservation and management of war memorial landscapes
Fri, 25/11/16

A new publication from Historic England working in co-operation with the War Memorials Trust and the Gardens Trust, entitled Conservation and Management of War Memorial Landscapes, has just been launched.  First published in 2012 by the War Memorials...

John Tremlett of Bickham House, Kenn
Fri, 25/11/16

It was with great sadness that members of the DGT learned of the death of John Tremlett, one of our Vice Presidents.  The notice in the Telegraph read: 

John died peacefully on 10th November 2016, aged 87. Dearly...

The Gardens Trust - new website launched
Sat, 12/11/16

A brand new website for the Gardens Trust has been launched.  The Gardens Trust was formed in July 2015 by the merger of the Garden History Society and the Association of GardensTrusts.  The new website combines and extends the content that existed on...

Hugh Meller awarded prestigious W.G. Hoskins Prize 2016
Wed, 26/10/16

The WG Hoskins prize was awarded to Hugh Meller for his two volume "The Country Houses of Devon", released in 2015.  The citation from the Devon History Society states that the book is "a work of immense enthusiasm and...