Our intention is to work with owners by providing expert advice, practical assistance and lobbying in their support.




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‘In the Enemy’s Quarters’ – Repton in the West Midlands


An Exhibition to celebrate the bi-centenary of the death of

Humphry Repton (1752- 1818) and his work in Herefordshire, Worcestershire and beyond


The Art Gallery, Broad Street, Hereford

Saturday 6thOctober to Saturday December 1st2018


Special dates for HWGT members viewing

Wednesday14thNovember 2.00 p.m. (with David Whitehead)

Thursday 22ndNovember and Friday 30thNovember at 10.30 a.m.
(with Jane Bradney)

Members are invited to turn up at these times – no prior warning is necessary.





5th November at the Garden Museum

More details at the 'Repton' tab above.

A joint event between the Garden Museum and The Gardens Trust

County Gardens Trusts’ researchers from across the country will present short but in-depth talks on their research findings.  

The final programme will include the following presentations, the running order will be available shortly.

We will begin from 10.00am with coffee and registration and a welcome by Christopher Woodward the Museum’s Director. 
At 10.30am the morning session, will be chaired by Professor Stephen Daniels and the afternoon one, from 2.15pm, by Professor Tom Williamson

The order and number of presentations is subject to change. Guests will also be able to explore the Garden Museum’s exhibition Repton Revealed between the morning and afternoon sessions and at the end of the afternoon session from5.00-7.00pm when there will also be a drinks reception. 


Mary's Mosaics - new blog by David Marsh

If you love reading about garden history, follow trustee David Marsh's Gardens Trust blog and receive a fascinating and well-researched article to enjoy every weekend. His latest post is Mary's Mosaics, about Mary Delaney, gardener and artist, celebrated for her intricate paper flowers: "In her early 70s, Mary began assembling what was to become  her most celebrated work, the Flora Delanica. This was an extraordinary detailed and accurate  florilegium of nearly 1000  complex and beautiful images  of flowers and plants which she called ‘paper mosaiks’...she wrote "I have invented a new way of imitating flowers".... Read more of David's latest GT blog  


MBEs for Steffie Shields & John Phibbs

We are happy to announce that Steffie Shields, Vice President of the Gardens Trust, was recognised with an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List. Artist, writer and landscape expert Steffie has been a driving force at the Gardens Trust, and we’re proud to celebrate with her .... Read more







Parks and Gardens UK is entering an exciting phase in its development at its new home with the Hestercombe Gardens Trust.  In September 2016 Parks and Gardens UK with Hestercomble Gardens Trust received £97,900 from the HLF tosecure the future of the Parks and Gardens UK database and website of historic designed landscapes.


For more details, please see the website www.parksand gardens.org


The Gardens Trust has just launched a brand new online discussion group: the County Gardens Trust Forum. This is intended as an easy-to-use platform for CGTs to share ideas, experiences, questions and problems and to network with other CGTs. It takes seconds to register and there are clear and simple instructions on how to read and comment on posts. Follow the link on the home page of the Gardens Trust’s website (see LINKS above). Please note that the new Forum will replace the Historic Landscape Project’s email discussion group, LeapTheHaha, which will be closed down in due course.


How Caple Court © Jane Patton



Croome Landscape Park © Robert Anderson





Whitfield Court from the park by Joshua Cristall