• Private tour of Blackpool Sands with Sir Geoffrey Newman. Tuesday 17th April 2018. A WAITING LIST IS NOW OPERATING.
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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...

DGT on the cover of Country Gardener
Wed, 24/09/14

The DGT has a banner advertisement on the cover of the October 2014 issue of Country Gardener.  Copies are available at Garden Centres and visitor attractions throughout the county.


Exeter scoops major awards at Britain in Bloom ceremony
Mon, 22/09/14

Exeter is celebrating after winning a number of major awards at the prestigious RHS Britain in Bloom South West Awards.

Pride of place went to Northernhay Gardens, which was named Best Park in the South West!

A group of 30 community...

AGT votes in principle to merge with the GHS
Sat, 06/09/14

County Gardens Trusts were asked to vote on two resolutions yesterday (5th September 2014) at the AGM of the Association of Gardens Trusts.  Both resolutions related to the prospective merger with the Garden History Society.

Resolution A -...

Bovey Community Garden awarded small grant
Thu, 14/08/14

Set in a picturesque walled garden at Parke on the outskirts of Bovey Tracey, the Bovey Community Garden is a wonderful example of the adage that ‘more hands make light work’.  Volunteers, from novice to expert, have transformed the neglected space...

Hatherleigh 77m Wind Turbine Application Refused
Wed, 30/07/14

West Devon Borough Council's Planning Committee today unanimously refused an application to erect a 77m high wind turbine on land at Heane Farm Hatherleigh.  The application can be viewed...