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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 [...]

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 [...]

New Publication

By |2018-11-12T12:02:06+00:00August 28th, 2018|Categories: Books|

On the Spot: The Yorkshire Red Books of Humphry Repton, Landscape Gardener Patrick Eyres and Karen Lynch New Arcadian Press (29.7 cms x 23.3 cms, 206 pages, 165 illustrations). Price £20  https://www.newarcadianpress.co.uk/product/on-the-spot-the-yorkshire-red-books-of-humphry-repton-landscape-gardener/   The nine Yorkshire commissions of Humphry Repton spanned the twenty years between 1790 and 1810. Patrick Eyres and Karen Lynch enlarge the knowledge [...]

Repton 200

By |2019-02-05T14:51:47+00:00July 15th, 2018|Categories: News, Permanent|

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 [...]

Jeremy Wright MP

By |2018-07-15T14:06:30+00:00July 10th, 2018|Categories: News|

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.