The Gardens Trust

Our online series in March

We’re hosting a three-part series on Restoration in Action led by Yorkshire Gardens Trust, examining projects that cover four centuries of garden design and showcase the skills, sensitivities and determination needed to conserve and enhance historic gardens. The series starts with the story of Bramham Park, a rare survival from the period between baroque formality and the landscape movement. Wednesdays at 6pm from 5 March.

If you’re researching historic landscapes, join us for Writing Up Garden History, our FREE online workshop on sharing research findings with the Gardens Trust. This session is particularly aimed at post-graduate students and independent researchers, but all are welcome. Tuesday 5 March at 5pm.

Our popular Ancient Roots series finishes this month. Join the ‘Muddy Archaeologist’ Gillian Hovell for the last three sessions as she explores how the ancient Romans set the seeds for our modern gardens. Tuesdays at 10am.

Join us in person for a Spring day out to the MERL and Forbury Gardens in Reading. The day includes a private visit to the archives at the Museum of English Rural Life, a guided walk led by Berkshire Gardens Trust, a visit to Watlington House (a William & Mary garden restoration project), and a tour of the delightful restored historic Forbury Gardens. Thursday 21 March. Now open to non-GT members.

Sneak Peek at Future Events

After Easter, our programme of online talks will include a six-part series on People’s Parks, with Paul Rabbitts, author of the acclaimed recent book of the same name (Wednesdays at 6pm from 17 April)

and the first series in our new course A History of Gardens (Tuesdays at 10am from 16 April), which is designed for anyone curious about gardens and their stories – whether absolute beginners or those with some garden history knowledge.

Live events will include visits to the glorious gardens at Exbury in Hampshire (9th May), a London talk on William Robinson, acclaimed as the original ‘wild gardener’, by his new biographer Judith Nesbitt (evening of 15th May), and a visit to the house and garden at Dorneywood, Berkshire, in the afternoon of 4th July.

Please click  The Gardens Trust to see all talks and events

London Parks & Gardens

Our Winter Lecture Series returns in October 2023. Book the Full (ONLINE) Lecture Series before Monday 9 October (simply select each ONLINE Lecture) for a £5 discount (applied at checkout). Please follow this link for the full schedule.

Links to our neighbouring Garden Trust Friends

Warwickshire Gardens Trust

Northamptonshire Gardens Trust

Avon Gardens Trust

Berkshire Gardens Trust