• Wednesday 14th November 2018 | A guided walk and talk in Sidmouth on Cottages Ornés. See EVENTS for details.
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 formed and first Board announced
Fri, 24/07/15

After five years of exploratory discussions and twelve months of detailed planning, the Association of Gardens Trusts and The Garden History Society have merged to form THE GARDENS TRUST.  The merger was sanctioned at back-to-back AGMs of both...

Heritage Alliance petitions government about cuts to UK heritage funding
Thu, 23/07/15

The Heritage Alliance is the biggest coalition of heritage interests in England. It brings together the independent heritage organisations, from the National Trust, Canal & River Trust and Historic Houses Association, to more specialist...

Michael Hickson appointed as DGT President
Tue, 21/07/15

Michael Hickson, a founder member of the Devon Gardens Trust, as accepted the trustees' invitation to succeed Sir Malcolm Field as President of the Trust.  Michael is a well known and highly respected horticulturalist who worked at Knightshayes Court...

GHS Chairman appointed OBE in Queen's Birthday Honours
Sat, 13/06/15

Dominic Cole, outgoing Chairman of the Garden History Society, has been appointed as an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the 2015 Queen's Birthday Honours List for services to garden history.

Final Articles of Association and Business Plan for The Gardens Trust released
Sat, 30/05/15

The final version of the Articles of Association of The Gardens Trust - the proposed name for the entity that will be formed if the merger of the Association of Gardens Trusts and the Garden History Society is sanctioned later this year - has been...

Exeter Dissenters' Graveyard wins Heritage Lottery Funding
Tue, 19/05/15

Exeter Dissenters Graveyard Trust (EDGT) has received £60,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for an exciting project, Phase 2 of the Restoration of the Dissenters Graveyard, Magdalen Street, Exeter. This phase, which starts in...

Call for nominations to first Board of The Gardens Trust
Tue, 19/05/15

12 May 2015.  From Mike Dawson (AGT Vice Chairman)

As discussed at the AGT Business Meeting on 5 March 2015 the AGT AGM will be held on 24 July 2015 at Newcastle University, when there will be a decision on whether or not...

Annual General Meeting - 2015
Sun, 03/05/15

Details of this year's AGM at Castle Hill have been added to the Events section of this web site.  The event will take place on Wednesday 1st July 2015 and our guest speaker is former Gardens Adviser to the National Trust, John Sales.   The AGM papers...

A Million Blooming Daffodils in Sidmouth!
Sun, 22/03/15

Last October volunteers planted £166,000 worth of daffodills, snowdrops, crocuses and other flowers in waves so visitors and residents of Sidmouth can enjoy an eruption of blooms. The benefactor was Keith Owen, who was born in Totnes and, after a...

Historic Landscape Project Officer Verena McCaig letter of thanks
Tue, 17/03/15

Verena McCaig, one of two Historic Landscape Project Officers jointly appointed by the AGT and Garden History Society has left to pursue other interests.  Her departure was marked with a presentation at the AGT Business Meeting on 5th March 2015.  ...