Until March 2019 we join The Gardens Trust in celebrating the work of Humphry Repton (21 April 1752 – 24 March 1818), the last great landscape designer of the eighteenth century, responsible for laying-out over 400 parks and gardens. Whilst Warwickshire has only two, Stoneleigh Abbey is without doubt one of his finest [...]
WGT congratulates local MP Jeremy Wright on his appointment as Secretary of State at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. We hope he will use his new position to thwart the housing threat to the Wellesbourne Allotments which lie in his constituency of Kenilworth and Southam.
It is now a year since the Diocese of Coventry informed the Wellesbourne Allotment Association [WAA] that they were planning to take back half of their area on which to build housing. Dating from 1840, this is one of the oldest allotments in the country, existing on land given out of his glebe by the then [...]
The Upper Avon Navigation has raised its head again. As we heard at our last AGM, there is a new proposal to make the Avon navigable from Alveston Weir to a junction with the Grand Union Canal close to the Tesco supermarket on Emscote Road, Warwick; a distance by water of 13 miles (21 km) and [...]
The Painshill Park Trust is appealing for support against widening of the A3 to further encroach on this historically important C18 landscape garden. Dear Supporter of Painshill, First of all I would like to thank the thousands of you who have responded so magnificently to our petition. It is beginning to have some effect and already has attracted [...]
The Rose Garden was designed by Robert Marnock in 1858. It was restored in c. 1985 to the original plans by WGT member Paul Edwards and re-opened by the Princess of Wales. In 2016 most of this was torn out and replaced by the “Horrible Histories” maze. This was done without the planning consent required for [...]