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

Latest News

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,...

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...