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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...

The Art of the Devon Garden - now published
Sun, 13/10/13

Now published - The Art of the Devon Garden - This beautiful book, written by Dr Todd Gray  was published on the 26th September.  It was produced ...

New book to be published in collaboration with the DGT
Wed, 11/09/13

New for Autumn 2013 - The Art of the Devon Garden - This beautiful book, written by Dr Todd Gray, promises to be his most sumptuous book ever.  It is being produced...

Institute of Horticulture to receive Royal Charter
Sun, 04/08/13

Many groups, including the County Gardens Trusts, have attempted to raise the profile of horticulture in the eyes of the public, educators, legislators and employers by engaging with...

DGT Facebook page relaunched
Sun, 04/08/13

An increasing number of DGT members are using Facebook to keep in touch with family, friends and interests.  The DGT Facebook page was set up some time ago, but recently our new Publicity and Marketing Officer, Louise Tratt, started to redesign the...

Bicton students receive DGT prizes
Fri, 19/07/13

Three students at Bicton College received awards provided by the DGT at their recent end-of-year Prize-Giving ceremony.  The prizes for Top Practical Student in Horticulture were presented to:

  • Year 1 - Connor Mitchell
  • Year 2 -...
Tighter controls for onshore wind farms
Thu, 06/06/13

The Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Rt Hon Ed Davey MP, has today announced new guidelines for the siting of onshore wind turbines.  In a written ministerial statement (click...

DGT on the radio - Friday 24th May
Thu, 23/05/13

DGT member and well known Veitch researcher, Caradoc Doy, was interviewed by Laura Denning for SOUNDART RADIO at last Saturday's visit to Brinshill in Mamhead.  Laura's programme - "Roots and Shoots", which also includes an interview with DGT Chairman...

New Vice President elected
Mon, 06/05/13

At the April Council of Management meeting the Trustees invited Mrs Janet Anderson, past Chairman of the DGT, to become a Vice President.  Janet has most recently served as Vice Chairman and we are very grateful for all her work on behalf of the Trust...