Warwickshire Gardens Trust

Garden visiting is a national pastime and our finest parks and gardens are acclaimed internationally - yet they still have no statutory protection despite their vulnerability to modern pressures to change. Many fine gardens and parks have been lost or irretrievably damaged.

The Gardens Trust Movement is a direct response to this threat. The first Gardens Trust was founded in Sussex in 1980 and Warwickshire Gardens Trust was established in 1991. There are now thirty six county gardens trusts in England

Warwickshire Gardens Trust works within the old boundaries of the traditional county of Warwick. It aims to record and conserve gardens and parks of outstanding quality, and monitor threats to them.

Our aim is to raise public awareness of these gardens and parks, promoting the appreciation of them by lectures, visits and exhibitions.

We provide members with a programme of lectures, visits, seminars and newsletters.

 

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Next Meeting. Tuesday 5 December, Kitty Lloyd Jones and Upton.

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Rose Garden. The Rose Garden designed by Robert Marnock in 1858 was restored in c. 1985 to the original plans. and opened by the Princess of Wales. In 2016 most of this was torn out and replaced by the “Horrible Histories” maze, without planning consent. We have objected to this and requested investigation of the case

Glamping. After the briefest of consultations, Warwick District Council has granted permission for the continuance of the glamping tents in tandem with the lodges already granted lodges. A very disappointing outcome, considering that Historic England had indicated that both should not co-exist.

 

If you would like to draw our attention to a garden- related issue, or publicise a garden event, please contact us.

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