The Trust is managed by a Council of Management which meets quarterly and at other times as necessary. The Council of Management comprises trustees, officers and other members with specific responsibilities. Trustees are elected by the membership to serve for three years and may be re-elected for a second term. The Council of Management elects the chairman. Committees responsible for different aspects of the Trust's work report to the Council of Management and Trustees are usually involved in one or more of the committees. 

Council of Management

Ms Susan Minter (Chair) Contact: [email protected]
Mrs Jeryl Andrew (Vice-Chair) (elected 21 October 2020)                                                                         Mr Rupert Bannister (elected 7 December 2022)
Ms Stephanie Berry (Treasurer) (elected 1 September 2021)
Mr Shane Cormie (elected 8 September 2018)                                                                                              Mr Paul Faulkner (elected 7 December 2022)                                                                                                Ms Jane Knight (elected 7 December 2022)
Mr Saul Walker (elected 1 September 2021)

We are keen to involve as many volunteers from across the county as possible in all aspects of the Trust's activities for however much time they may wish to contribute. If you are interested, please contact the chairman in the first instance [email protected]


The current Vice-Presidents of the Devon Gardens Trust are:

Mrs Janet Anderson
Dr Eric Durrance
Mr Peter Hunt
Mr Steven Pugsley
Mrs Joy Williams MBE
ex officio The Lord Bishop of Exeter

The detailed work of the Trust is done through the following committees

Conservation Committee - Paul Faulkner, Lead

Research and Recording Committee - Rosemary Yallop, Lead

Tree Recording Group

Education Committee - Rupert Bannister, Lead

Events and Communications Committee - Shane Cormie, Lead

Finance Committee - Stephanie Berry, Lead