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Devon Gardens Trust is devoted to the preservation and enhancement of gardens in the UK county of Devon

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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...

Parks and Gardens UK database goes to Hestercombe
Sat, 17/09/16

Tuesday 13th September 2016.  The Heritage Lottery Fund has awarded a grant of £97,500 to Parks & Gardens UK (PGUK) and to Hestercombe Gardens Trust to secure the future of the PGUK database of historic landscapes and its website...

New Chairman for Devon Gardens Trust
Tue, 26/07/16

Dianne Long was appointed as the eleventh Chairman of the Devon Gardens Trust at the 135th Council of Management meeting held on 26th July 2016.  She succeeds Dr Ian Varndell who...

The Gardens Trust launches new planning leaflet
Fri, 22/07/16

The Gardens Trust is the statutory consultee for the protection of historic parks and gardens in England and works closely with all 36 county gardens trusts to respond to planning applications that might affect the landscape.


Issue 4 of DGT's Journal now published
Mon, 18/07/16

The Devon Gardens Trust is fortunate to have an active group of researchers whose interest lies in all aspects of horticulture and garden history.  The Journal is the DGT's principal publication for the dissemination of research findings and the...

Consultation on the restructuring of Regional Forums for CGTs
Wed, 06/07/16

The Gardens Trust and the Historic Landscape Project (HLP) organise several Regional Forums for County Gardens Trusts each year.  The Forums are an important element in the capacity building programme that is partly funded by Historic England.  As...

Vacancy at The Gardens Trust
Wed, 06/07/16

An opportunity for an Assistant Historic Landscape Project Officer has arisen at The Gardens Trust following the resignation of Caroline Ikin.  

Details of the post can be found...

Bursary applications for courses to be held in 2016-17 now open
Fri, 01/07/16

Each year the Devon Gardens Trust awards a small number of bursaries to enable Devon-based students to attend horticulture and related courses.  Application forms for the academic year 2016-17 have now been uploaded to the...

The future of Parks and Gardens UK
Thu, 19/05/16

Parks and Gardens UK is the leading on-line resource for historic parks and gardens providing freely accessible information on UK parks, gardens and designed landscapes and all activities concerned with their promotion, conservation and management.  ...