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WGT committee proposes new constitution.

By |2019-10-21T13:24:23+00:00October 21st, 2019|Categories: News|

Members will be invited to vote on a new constitution at this year's A.G.M, to be held at the Leamington Tennis Court Club on 16th November, 2.00 p.m.. After much thought, the committee of trustees has decided that the existing constitution has become outdated to the point of restricting the ability of the trustees to effectively [...]

Winner of WGT Photographic Competition Announced

By |2019-06-14T09:38:07+00:00June 11th, 2019|Categories: Permanent|

We are pleased to announce the winner of the 2019 Photographic Competition "Spring at Hill Close Gardens" as Nav Kukadia, who will receive a cheque for £50 for the image of  a plant barrow with extensive garden scene behind. This entry was judged to have "a really strong composition with the trees framing the scene and [...]

WGT Announces Grant to Quaker Meeting House

By |2019-06-11T17:38:08+00:00June 11th, 2019|Categories: News|

The committee is pleased to announce the award of £800 towards the proposed £30,000  reconstruction of the garden at the Quaker Meeting House in Warwick. It was felt that this garden is of sufficient public utility to justify the highest award that our constitution allows to any single project in one year: 5% of capital accumulation [...]

TGT vacancy – Historic Landscape Project Officer (part-time)

By |2019-03-19T15:47:51+00:00March 19th, 2019|Categories: News|

Vacancy at the Gardens Trust Historic Landscape Project Officer (part-time) Please find attached recruitment information for the new Historic Landscape Project Officer. The completed application form should be sent as an e-mail attachment (PDF or Word Doc) to: teresaforey@thegardenstrust.org with a subject heading of: HLPO Application. The closing date for receipt of applications is 25th March [...]

Welsh Historic Gardens Trust celebrates 30 years.

By |2019-03-19T15:18:35+00:00March 19th, 2019|Categories: News|

To celebrate 30 years of being a "national organisation campaigning to save historic gardens and parks from neglect, indifference, insensitive planning and planting, for future generations", Welsh Historic Gardens Trust is holding a conference entitled "HOW GREEN IS MY VALLEY: GARDENS AND INDUSTRY IN SOUTH WALES". 10-12 May 2019 Angel Hotel,15 Cross St, Abergavenny, NP7 5EN [...]

WGT Photography Competition 2019

By |2019-03-20T13:51:03+00:00March 19th, 2019|Categories: Permanent|

  Press Release                             Date:19th March 2019 Spring at Hill Close Gardens Warwickshire Gardens Trust & Hill Close Gardens Trust announce a new and exciting photographic competition open to all Warwickshire residents. Entries are invited of any photographic image on the theme of “Spring at Hill Close Gardens” during the month of May. The theme is open [...]

RHS publishes Capability Brown’s account book online

By |2018-12-21T10:34:05+00:00December 20th, 2018|Categories: News|

To view, please follow the link. https://www.rhs.org.uk/education-learning/libraries-at-rhs/collections/library-online/capability-brown-account-book Featured image: Lancelot 'Capability' Brown, c.1770-1775, Cosway, Richard (1742-1821)/ Private Collection/Bridgeman Images. Used as part of Capability Brown Heritage legacy.

Restoration of the Master’s Garden, Lord Leycester Hospital

By |2019-02-05T14:54:34+00:00November 27th, 2018|Categories: News|

David Howells reports on the ongoing restoration of The Master's Garden. The Master’s Garden at the Lord Leycester Hospital Many people will have visited the Master’s Garden at the Lord Leycester Hospital in Warwick.  This space has been gardened for centuries, but mostly by the resident brethren growing vegetables.  In its present form it is a [...]

New Publication –

By |2018-11-08T11:25:52+00:00November 8th, 2018|Categories: Books|

Jill Francis Gardens and Gardening in Early Modern England and Wales Format:Hardback - Publication date:26 Jun 2018 - ISBN:9780300232080 - Imprint:Paul Mellon Centre BA - Dimensions:412 pages: 254 x 190 mm - Illustrations:177 colour + b-w illus. £35 "The extravagant gardens of the 16th- and 17th-century British aristocracy are well-documented and celebrated, but the more modest gardens of [...]

WGT elects new chairman and secretary

By |2018-11-07T18:58:24+00:00November 7th, 2018|Categories: News|

At our 28th AGM, on Saturday 5th November, Matt Fattorini was elected chairman, with Carol Lane becoming honorary secretary. Carol replaces Paul Baker who understandably wishes to limit his role to membership secretary following his recent illness. Peter Warrilow continues his longstanding service as honorary treasurer. The committee welcomes Rosemary Jewel-Clarke to its ranks but otherwise [...]