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Latest News

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.  ...

John Sales to be guest speaker at DGT AGM in July 2015
Mon, 16/03/15

Former Chief Gardens Adviser at the National Trust, John Sales, has agreed to be the guest speaker at Devon Gardens Trust's AGM on 1st July 2015.  John joined the National Trust in...

Change of personnel at HLP
Tue, 03/02/15

From the Association of Gardens Trusts:

It’s time for a spring clean out, so after 5 years working on the Historic Landscape Project, Verena McCaig will be leaving the HLP at the end of March 2015.

Rest assured,...

DGT Vice President Robin Fausset death is announced
Fri, 02/01/15

DGT Vice President and Founder Member Robin Fausset died at home on Monday 22nd December 2014.  Robin served as Chairman of the DGT between 1990 and 1993 and edited the the DGT Newsletter (1990-94) which is now nearing its 100th edition.  Robin had a...

New education video launched by Growing Devon Schools
Tue, 18/11/14

Devon Gardens Trust is a founder member of the Growing Devon Schools Partnership (GDSP) - a unique multi-agency consortium that puts schools in touch with providers who can deliver advice and training on all aspects of growing, healthy eating and...

AGT and GHS merger - information now available online
Tue, 18/11/14

A new website has been launched today to provide information to members of County Gardens Trusts and the Garden History Society about progress of merger negotiations.  The site -...

Government approval of changes to English Heritage
Wed, 15/10/14

The following communication has been received from Sir Laurie Magnus, Chairman of English Heritage.

14 October 2014.  I am pleased to let you know that, after a period of wide consultation, Ed Vaizey MP, Minister of State for Culture...