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 appointed 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 Dianne Long (Chair) Contact: [email protected]
Mrs Sarah Conibear (appointed 8 September 2018)
Mr Shane Cormie (appointed 8 September 2018)
Mrs Marion Kneebone (Chair of Tree Register)
Ms Susan Minter (appointed September 2019)
Mrs Barbie Moul (Chair of Research Committee) (appointed 9 July 2016)
Mrs Virginia Parker (appointed 25 July 2017)
Mr Jeremy Pearson (appointed 25 July 2017)
Mr Ian Smith (Chair of Education Committee) (appointed 9 July 2017)
Mr Richard Soans (co-opted 25 July 2017)

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 (Dianne Long) 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