January newsletter

This has been sent out to all members. It contains  booking information for the first half of the year. Members are advised to return their booking forms promptly as some visits rapidly fill up.


If you have not received your mailing, please use the 'contact us' page to tell us.









For more details about the Trust please go here

Rare Open Day at Ombersley Court!


If you would like a (possibly one-off) chance to visit Ombersley on Saturday 11th June, then go to for more information and tickets.

There is an article by Athena in Country Life p 140 which adds some background detail.

New Publication!


Here is a thoroughly revised and updated version of the Survey originally written for HWGT by Richard Lockett and published in 1997. This limited hardback edition with attractive dustcover accompanies David Whitehead’s Survey of Historic Parks and Gardens in Herefordshire, published in 2001.


The new book written by Richard Lockett and edited and compiled by Jane Patton has up-dated and enhanced entries along with a wealth of maps and new illustrative images.


An important book to be consulted by historians, owners, planning and conservation officers and anyone interested in research, restoration and interpretation of the numerous parks and gardens of Worcestershire.


Black & white and colour photographs - 360 pages - hardback £25 (collected from a meeting) £29 (including postage and packing)

Contact us via the contact page if you would like a copy

The Gardens Trust Newsletter

Have a look at this new venture!


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You can subscribe to the e-newsletter (whether or not you are members of the Garden Trust) by emailing, stating whether or not you are  a GT member.





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 here and there are clear and simple instructions on how to read and comment on posts.  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.




We are delighted to announce that members of County Gardens Trusts can now join the national Gardens Trust for a reduced rate of £25, reduced from their normal rates of £35 single and £43 joint – see


The Gardens Trust is the only national charity dedicated to the conservation of designed landscapes, parks and gardens in England and Wales and to researching their history and campaigning on their behalf. The national Gardens Trust unites all of us interested in historic parks and gardens, so that we can speak more powerfully together than with our local voices alone. Our conservation work carries more weight thanks our affiliation with the national Gardens Trust, who are a statutory consultee, therefore with a legal role in the planning process. 


When you join the Gardens Trust you will get several benefits for yourself, including the GT News magazine; the twice-yearly journal Garden History; the e-news if you wish to receive it; and reduced price offers for events. You may wish to attend their AGM weekend conference, garden visits, lectures, orconferences.


The support of individual members is crucial to ensuring that the Gardens Trust can continue their charitable work. Without it, they will no longer be able to continue their unique endeavours conserving and championing our designed landscapes, parks and gardens, nor support the work of our Gardens Trust.


We do hope you will consider joining via