• 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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DGT exhibition opens at Devon Rural Archive
Tue, 19/03/13

An exhibition celebrating the first 25 years of the DGT and explaining what the DGT does has opened at the Devon Rural Archive, Shilstone Manor, near Modbury.  The display boards will be on show from 19th March to 2nd May 2013, and the DRA is open to...

DGT at Ford Park Cemetery
Sun, 03/03/13

Ford Park Cemetery is a 34.5 acre site located close to Mutley Plain, close to Plymouth City Centre and adjacent to Central Park.  Part of the cemetery is designated as a Grade II* site by English Heritage within the Register of Historic Parks and...

EDDC reject Knowle Planning Application
Fri, 01/03/13

Outline planning permission for 50 homes and a graduated care home at East Devon District Council’s Knowle site in Sidmouth has been refused.

Councillors on the council’s Development Management Committee turned down the application, which had...

AGT Southwest Education Conference 16 April 2013
Fri, 01/03/13
Cornwall Gardens Trust is delighted to be hosting the 2013 AGT SW Education Conference at Trerice, nr Newquay on Tuesday 16th April.
The programme appears...
Snowdrop Walk at Otterhead
Sat, 09/02/13

Around forty members of the Devon and Somerset Gardens Trusts met in the steady drizzle today (9th February 2013) to tour the Otterhead estate close to the Devon/Somerset border.  Our guides (Liz Stonex and Roy Coombs) showed us the large walled...

Pity the bankers...
Fri, 08/02/13

It's official!  Even with muddy boots, dirty fingernails, torn clothing, the evils of greenfly, slugs and snails, rain, sleet and wind, those who work in horticulture are as happy as pigs in straw.


New website for Devon Gardens Trust
Thu, 07/02/13

The Devon Gardens Trust has unveiled its new website.  With a contemporary appearance and additional functionalities, the site details the work of the DGT and covers Conservation, Research & Recording, Education, the Tree Register, Events amongst...

New website for Parks and Gardens UK
Thu, 31/01/13

The Parks and Gardens UK website has had a makeover with a new home page and website design affording faster searching of the database of over 6600 parks and gardens and biographies of 2100 people associated with them.  Over the coming months they...

Twenty five years of the DGT
Sat, 12/01/13

2013 is the twenty fifth anniversary year of the Devon Gardens Trust and we are intending to make it a year to remember, with 25 events in the year - including talks, tours, guided walks, lunches, study days, a book launch and plantings.  Our AGM will...

Myths, mysteries and the magic of Great Ambrook
Fri, 11/01/13

On Tuesday 8th January 2013, thirty six members of the DGT enjoyed a mesmerising talk on the discovery and uncovering of the Italian Garden at Great Ambrook, Ipplepen, delivered by Angela Dodd-Crompton.  Angela has spent seven years researching the...