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




For more details about the Trust please open the tab 'About Us' above







We are sorry to have to announce that, for fairly obvious reasons,  the visit to Spetchley Park on April 8th is postponed


E-mails (or phone calls) have been made to all those who had signed up for this.





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!


 It can  be viewed  at this address:

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





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 http://thegardenstrust.org/support-us/


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 http://ghs.lpl-uk.com/application.php 

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  







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