The Gardens Trust

Message from The Garden Trust: Our Tuesday morning course for most of May and June is  The Darker Side of Plants which will explore  the marvels, mysteries, and murderous nature of the plant world – from fact to fantasy and fiction. with a range of expert speakers

It’s London’s turn to show us some Unforgettable Gardens  on Wednesdays at 6,  while our Thursday morning garden history course starting in mid-month reaches the Later 17th century.

We’re also hosting  some more wonderful stand-alone lectures in partnership with county gardens trusts – on  Persuasion in the LandscapeLouis XIV and  Head Gardeners – and another of our excellent training workshops, this time on how to share your research via  the National Heritage List for England.

And of course there’s still time to book for the rest of April’s talks too,  as well  for the rest of the lectures in our inspirational  Other Voices series which runs through into June !

Garden Archaeology

This course looks at excavations and research currently taking place in several important sites around the country. The course is presented by Mark Newman and Stephen Wass.

A series of 5 online talks exploring current archaeology with a 17th century bias on Tuesdays @ 10 from April 6th, £5 each or all 5 for £20.  Click here to book.

Week 4. April 27. The Water Garden at Packwood

Week 5. May 4. Seaton Delaval Hall, a Curtain Rises

Other Voices in Garden History

TGT 10-part online lecture series, £5 each or £40 for all 10 (students £15).

Register at:

Monday 3 May, 6pm: The Work of Ingrid Pollard – Ingrid Pollard

Monday 10 May, 6pm: Collecting with Lao Chao [Zhao Chengzhang] – Yvette Harvey

Monday 17 May, 6pm: Telling tales about trees: the voices and stories that have helped build Africa’s Great Green Wall – Dr Camilla Allen

Monday 24 May, 6pm: Working towards inclusive Botanic Gardens – Staff from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and Edinburgh

Monday 31 May, 6pm: Hearing the Voices from a Human Zoo – Jill Sinclair

Monday 7 June, 6pm: Contested Landscapes: Race and the English Rural Countryside Space – Maxwell A. Ayamba

Monday 14 June, 6pm: Other Voices in Garden History Discussion Panel