About us

The Oxfordshire Gardens Trust (OGT) is a thriving society, established in 2002, to promote the understanding, enjoyment and protection of Oxfordshire’s parks and gardens.
If you’re interested in Oxfordshire gardens and garden design, then why don’t you join us or come to one of our events to find out more?

We are affiliated to the Gardens Trust, and in 2011 we hosted the annual conference at Worcester College, Oxford. 

What we do

    • Organise visits to parks and gardens, the majority of which are not normally open to the public, in the spring and summer months.
    • Host evening lectures by speakers who are experts in their field in the autumn and winter months. These are normally held at Kellogg College, 62 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6PN 
    • Carry out research and recording on historic parks and gardens. 
    • Monitor and comment on planning applications affecting Oxfordshire parks, gardens and landscapes. More information is available on our Planning page
    • Publish a twice-yearly newsletter. Copies of previous newsletters are available via our Events & News page.

    All of our events offer a chance to meet other members in a convivial atmosphere, and we offer a glass of wine at all our lectures.

    We have started to develop a county-wide inventory of all sites of historic interest and to make this available on the Parks and Gardens pages of this website.

    We plan to extend our activities to working with schools, publishing research and encouraging restoration projects. We also hope to offer advice and guidance to owners on the issues and challenges facing them.

Our activities

  • A programme of visits to parks and gardens that are not normally open to the public. 

    A series of evening lectures by speakers who are experts in their field. These are normally held at Kellogg College, 62 Banbury Road, Oxford. 

    Commenting on planning applications.