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.

 

Next meeting The Leasowes Wednesday September 12

Wellesbourne allotments Wellesbourne’s only allotments belong the the diocese of Coventry. They now propose to sell the land for housing. the site is not designated for development in Stratford district’s Local Plan. the allotments appear to date from around 1839 and were provided by the vicar of the day on glebe land.

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/jul/11/church-of-england-sell-off-wellesbourne-allotment-warwickshire

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4661164/Diocese-chiefs-plan-sell-176-year-old-allotment.html

Wantage. the Edwardian gardens of Wantage, Kenilworth are now on the Historic England register of Historic Parks and gardens at Grade II. We had an article about this site in our Spring 2012 Journal. You can read the Heritage List description here. The description of the house has also been revised to incorporate our research

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Mill Garden, Warwick

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