• DGT events are cancelled until further notice. We wish all members well during the current COVID-19 circumstances.
Devon Gardens Trust is devoted to the preservation and enhancement of gardens in the UK county of Devon

Christmas Lecture and Luncheon

Date & Time of Event: 
Tuesday, 4 December, 2018 - 10:30 to 16:00

In Praise of Head Gardeners: The under-appreciated guardians of British (horti)culture

A talk by Ambra Edwards.

"It's difficult to imagine a class of people who have such tremendous skills, who contribute so much to society, and who are so thoroughly undervalued".  Mike Calnan, Head of Gardens at the National Trust.

Ambra EdwardsAmbra Edwards is an award-winning writer with a special interest in garden history.  Three times named the Garden Media Guild's Journalist of the Year, her work appears regularly in the Daily Telegraph, the Guardian and all the leading garden journals.  Ambra has written and contributed to a number of books, notably Head Gardeners, published to widespread acclaim in 2017 and voted Inspirational Book of the Year.  Her Story of the English Garden, a popular history written for the National Trust, was published this summer, while a worldwide history is due for publication in 2019.  She lives on Dorset's Jurassic coast, where her ramshackle garden keeps a large population of local wildlife well fed.

Ambra will be bringing copies of her book for sale - they make great Christmas presents!

  Tuesday 4th December 2018  |  10.30a.m. for 11.00a.m.
Where:  Mews Suite, Exeter Golf and Country Club, Topsham Road, Exeter, EX2 7AE.
Cost:  £28 (DGT members); £30 (Non-members and guests of members).  Includes refreshments on arrival, talk, three-course luncheon, glass of wine/soft drink.
How to book:  Download booking form here.

Head Gardeners book

English Garden book