• 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

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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...

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...