• Private tour of Blackpool Sands with Sir Geoffrey Newman. Tuesday 17th April 2018. A WAITING LIST IS NOW OPERATING.
Devon Gardens Trust is devoted to the preservation and enhancement of gardens in the UK county of Devon

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Garden History Society votes to merge with AGT
Mon, 28/07/14

Members of the Garden History Society (www.gardenhistorysociety.org) voted in favour of a merger 'in principle' at their AGM on Friday 25th July 2014 in Cardiff.  The...

Bishop becomes DGT Vice President
Thu, 10/07/14

The newly installed Bishop of Exeter, the Rt Revd. Robert Atwell, has accepted an invitation from the DGT's Council of Management to become a Vice President ex officio....

Company Secretary retires at AGM
Mon, 07/07/14

After sixteen years guiding the Trustees and producing near-perfect Minutes, the DGT Company Secretary Dr Eric Durrance retired at the AGM on Thursday 3rd July.  Eric, a...

Student bursaries for 2014-15 - Applications now invited
Fri, 20/06/14

The DGT is pleased to be able to support early career horticultural students at recognised educational establishments in Devon by providing bursaries to help towards the cost of tuition.  Application forms and guidance notes are available for download...

Roy Lancaster appointed CBE in Birthday Honours 2014
Sat, 14/06/14

Veteran horticulturalist Roy Lancaster OBE VMH has been appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the Queen's Birthday Honours List 2014 announced today.

The Italian Garden at Great Ambrook is listed Grade II by English Heritage
Thu, 05/06/14

An early twentieth century garden which lay hidden for many years until its discovery in the mid-1980s has been included in the English Heritage Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest.  Designed by T.H. Lyon for owner Mr Arthur...

Sir David Attenborough joins the campaign to reverse Kew funding cuts
Mon, 28/04/14

Up to 125 staff posts are likely to be lost at Kew gardens because of a funding deficit of £5m.  Many of the posts to be axed are said to be scientists and those engaged in public engagement.  The Royal Botanic Gardens situated in West London has been...

Wed, 23/04/14

The visits to the Italian Garden at Great Ambrook TODAY (23rd April) have been cancelled due to bad weather.  The Organisers will be in touch to arrange another date for a visit.

Exeter Dissenters' Graveyard project appears on ITV
Fri, 18/04/14

DGT is closely involved in the renovation of the Dissenters' graveyard site in Exeter.  The work on the site has generated a lot of local interest and publicity.  An ITV reporter visited the site today to record a news piece.  The report appeared on...

Dissenters' graveyard clearance gets underway
Sun, 23/03/14

This weekend (22/23 March), around 40 volunteers descended on the Dissenters' graveyard in Exeter to begin the process of clearing the site of rubbish and vegetation (see photograph left)....