• 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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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.  ...

Two cemeteries in Devon newly registered by Historic England
Fri, 29/04/16

The American and French Prisoners of War cemeteries at HM Prison Dartmoor have been added to Historic England's Register of Historic Parks and Gardens, both designated grade II.  HMP Dartmoor was constructed in 1806-1809 to house French prisoners...

Devon's women gardeners feature in a series of interviews on BBC Radio
Sun, 10/04/16

Two of DGT's Vice Presidents, Carolyn Keep and Dr Clare Greener have been involved in a series of interviews featured in BBC Radio Devon's Sunday programme over the last few months.  BBC Radio Devon producer Jo Loosemore is a strong advocate for...