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Summer Social

By |2022-06-25T12:12:56+01:00June 25th, 2022|Categories: News|

The recent social evening in Radway was a great success. Joanne Perry generously opened her garden for us, and despite  less than perfect weather, members were able to enjoy the beautiful spaces she has created. She kindly answered the many questions posed  about individual features and her plant choices. Her stories and explanations were fascinating. The [...]

GT Lecture Series – The Life and Work of John Bradby Blake – An Englishman Abroad

By |2022-02-03T16:21:39+00:00February 3rd, 2022|Categories: News|

John Bradby Blake’s life was short but exceptional. During a span of only three years in the southern Chinese port city of Canton, Blake and his Chinese artist(s) produced several hundred exquisite, botanically accurate, coloured drawings of Chinese plants, many of which were unknown in the West. Hidden from public view for more than two centuries, [...]

AGM

By |2021-12-16T14:54:54+00:00December 16th, 2021|Categories: News|

Our AGM was held on November 11th at Packington Hall . Our new president, Lady Guernsey, very kindly invited our members to arrive in good time so they were able to explore the gardens and see the work being carried out on the extensive haha that is being built. Packington is exploring the adoption of some [...]

Last chance to visit Old Rectory Gardens, Sudborough, Northants.

By |2021-06-27T08:35:25+01:00June 27th, 2021|Categories: News|

Sad to report that Old Rectory Gardens, Sudborough have decided to close to the public for good from 25th July 2021; the owners citing old age and climate change for this difficult decision. The gardens are famous for their large collection of roses and rare trees and shrubs, as well as for a potager designed by [...]

New TGT Course – Portraits, Politics and Passion

By |2021-01-29T18:10:43+00:00January 29th, 2021|Categories: News|

A course presented by Caroline Holmes which examines four contrasting artists, their personal gardens, and landscapes. Starting with ‘Capability’ Brown’s contemporary Gainsborough; his childhood garden, portraits and landscapes. The politics and passion of Arts and Crafts is encapsulated by William and May Morris at Red House and Kelmscott Manor. Winston Churchill appreciated the military landscaping of [...]

TGT Spring Lectures

By |2021-02-16T11:41:02+00:00December 8th, 2020|Categories: News|

22 February: Transatlantic slavery’s long reach: The impacts of direct and indirect slavery connections on eighteenth century estate gardens and parks – Professor Susanne Seymour, University of Nottingham8 March: Dinosaurs, Italian Terraces and Future Sustainability: Crystal Palace Park – Kathryn Whitmore, Associate Landscape Architect, AECOM and others tbc22 March: What is Wild? – Dr Kim [...]

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 [...]

Winner of WGT Photographic Competition Announced

By |2022-02-03T16:25:39+00:00June 11th, 2019|Categories: News|

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 [...]

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