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Hertfordshire Gardens Trust

Registered Charity 1010093

Since its foundation over 25 years ago, the Trust has been actively involved in researching historic landscapes in Hertfordshire, protecting them for future generations to enjoy and, through our education work, encouraging children and schools to get involved with horticulture. We also run a popular programme of outings, lectures and fundraising events for members. Please read more of what we do on this website.


  • 2017 Spring Newsletter and Annual Report - available for download. Go to Events and Outings page.
  • An afternoon with Friends of Jellicoe Water Gardens on Friday June 9th, 2017. Event cancelled owing to the renovation not being completed in time.
  • The 2017 AGM will be held on Thursday 13th July at Garratt's Farm, Benington, by kind permission of Mrs Sarah Bott. See 2017 Spring Newsletter for further details.
  • Remaining 2017 Garden Visits - Tuesday 27th June to Rutland and Leicestershire, Tuesday 4th to Thursday 6th July to Norfolk. Go to Events and Outings page for details and a booking form.

Researching into the county’s historic parks and gardens to build
comprehensive records for use at county and national level

Working with schools to develop and sustain their grounds for
enjoyment and as a resource for the curriculum

Working with The Gardens Trust and Historic England to
protect and preserve Hertfordshire's landscape heritage

Providing an annual programme of events, lectures and
visits for Gardens Trust members and their friends

From the President:

“This is a big year for the Hertfordshire Gardens Trust on many fronts. No sooner have we finished celebrating Capability Brown than we launch straight into learning about Repton!

There is a particularly interesting programme of visits and debates, not least a day at Hatfield discussing conservation with regard to housing projects. There is a visit to Panshanger to view the landscape which has been under such threat recently. One of the most exciting restoration developments in Hertfordshire is that at the Jellicoe Gardens in Hemel Hempstead and a visit has been arranged there. These three are just some of the outings which the HGT so ably organises.

The July AGM will mark a momentous moment for us all as we say goodbye to one Chairman and welcome to the next.

If anybody would enjoy putting something back into the Trust, whatever your experience, please do contact our Chairman as she is looking for new members of the Executive Committee.

As you can see, there is much activity in the HGT which continues to be a lively and constructive organisation. Congratulations on another busy year, and on the many achievements and innovations across the Trust ."