• 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.
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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)....

Geoffrey Cox MP on wind turbines in the southwest
Wed, 12/03/14

Member of Parliament Geoffrey Cox QC (Con; Torridge and West Devon) is speaking in a debate on the siting of wind turbines in the southwest.  Click...

Founder member of Walled Kitchen Garden Network dies
Wed, 08/01/14

The death of Fiona Grant has been announced.

A statement from Advolly Richmond reads: "Fiona Grant died peacefully at the Shrewsbury Hospice on New year's Day, she was recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer...

MBE for Dr Todd Gray
Sun, 05/01/14

Exeter Historian and author of the recent DGT-supported book, The Art of the Devon Garden, Dr Todd Gray, has been appointed as a Member of the Order of the British 


Exeter's Dissenters' Graveyard website launched
Thu, 02/01/14

A website has been launched to document the restoration of the Dissenters' Graveyard in Exeter.  Shortly before Christmas 2013 the site, which is located on the corner of Magdalen Street and Bull Meadow Road in the St Leonard's area of Exeter, was...

An office for the DGT
Mon, 23/12/13

The DGT has recently agreed to lease office space at Exeter Community Centre (ECC) located on St David's Hill in the centre of Exeter.  ECC is an historic building,...

Witheridge wind farm appeal dismissed
Thu, 31/10/13

An appeal by Murex Energy Ltd against Mid-Devon District Council's decision to refuse permission for a single 67m (ground to tip) wind turbine on conservation land close to Witheridge has been dismissed by the Planning Inspectorate.  The decision...

Autobotanography - a new exhibition at Dartington Hall
Sun, 20/10/13

Cyanotypes - early forms of photographs - were popular in the mid-nineteenth century and are the origin of the term 'blueprint'.  Invented by scientist and astronomer Sir...