• Wednesday 14th November 2018 | A guided walk and talk in Sidmouth on Cottages Ornés. See EVENTS for details.
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Capability Brown Festival updates
Tue, 23/02/16

Historic Landscape Project Officers (HLPO) Caroline Ikin and Linden Groves have teamed up with The Gardens Trust board director Kate Harwood and the Capability Brown Festival Project to...

Could Sharpham be a Capability Brown landscape?
Wed, 03/02/16

There has been much speculation over the years that the landscape at Sharpham, near Totnes, was designed by Lancelot "Capability" Brown whose 300th anniversary of his birth we are...

The Gardening Game - A history of Devon's gardens on BBC Radio Devon
Tue, 29/12/15

An hour-long Special on the history of Devon's gardens and the rich importance of this County in garden history was aired on BBC Radio Devon at 13.00h on Tuesday 29th December 2015.  Programme Producer Jo Loosemore interviewed several members of the...

21 Trees planted in Homeyards Botanical Garden
Mon, 07/12/15

A large group of volunteers descended on Homeyards Botanical Garden in Shaldon on Friday 4th December 2015 to plant 21 Crataegus prunifolia Splendens bordering a sinuous path along the northern boundary of the garden.  The trees were donated...

New book published by DGT
Thu, 03/12/15

A book on the Victorian horticulturalist and rockery designer, Frederick William Meyer, written by past DGT Chairman and current Vice-President Carolyn Keep has been published today.  The...

'Spades are Trumps': Allotment Fever in Devon during the First World War.
Sun, 15/11/15

A research project to investigate the history of efforts across Devon to increase domestic vegetable production during the First World War is now under way. This forms part of a major ...

Saltram landscape at risk from proposed residential development
Mon, 09/11/15

A proposed development of up to 280 houses on land accessed from Plymbridge Road was submitted to Plymouth City Council in December 2014.  Unfortunately, the Garden History Society as statutory consultee was not advised of the application and yet the...

DGT objects to the Christmas Market on Exeter's Cathedral Green
Tue, 22/09/15

Planning permission is now being sought to hold the fourth annual Christmas Market on Cathedral Green.  In 2012 permission was granted for the Market to be held for up to 30 days for a...

Earl of Devon dies aged 73
Thu, 20/08/15

Hugh Courtenay, the 18th Earl of Devon, died peacefully on Tuesday 18th August 2015 aged 73, his family has announced.  The Earl was a Life Member of the DGT.

Help save UK's Parks and Green Spaces
Tue, 18/08/15

Our local green spaces are vital for everyone and every community, and for all age groups and interests!  They are an essential and unique service promoting relaxation, recreation and play, wildlife and bio-diversity, green jobs and skills,...