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David Marsh Lectures

By |2020-07-08T16:24:36+01:00July 8th, 2020|Categories: News|

David Marsh, who is honouring us with our AGM lecture later this year, is holding a series of lectures on behalf of The Gardens Trust. They will be held each Tuesday morning, 10-11.30 and repeated on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. Although the lectures are free of charge, booking is through Eventbrite, with contributions requested for TGT [...]

Sir Edmund Fairfax-Lucy, Bt. (1945-2020)

By |2020-04-15T10:24:07+01:00April 15th, 2020|Categories: News|

It is with great sadness that we must inform you that our President, Sir Edmund Fairfax-Lucy, suddenly passed away on Monday, 30thMarch after suffering a heart attack. He was 75. Edmund succeeded Lady Jeryl Smith-Ryland as our President in 2006. His family's long connexion with the county, as landowners at Charlecote since 1247, as well as his [...]

WGT adopts new constitution.

By |2020-04-15T10:30:55+01:00November 21st, 2019|Categories: News|

Members unanimously voted in favour of a new constitution at the A.G.M, held at the Leamington Tennis Court Club on 16th November 2020. After much thought, the committee of trustees had decided that the existing constitution had become outdated to the point of restricting the ability of the trustees to effectively carry out their duties. For [...]

WGT Announces Grant to Quaker Meeting House

By |2019-06-11T17:38:08+01:00June 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 [...]

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 [...]