Since 1991, the Hertfordshire Gardens Trust has been actively involved in researching historic landscapes in Hertfordshire and protecting them for future generations to enjoy.
This research work is undertaken by volunteers with expert input. The result has been a substantial body of reports which are available to the public at Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies at County Hall. A number of books and articles in Garden History publications have reached a wider audience of local and garden historians.
This research work underpins conservation. In high profile landscapes such as Panshanger Park, it has helped preserve elements of the Repton landscape. A resource is being built for Local Authority planners, and early intervention made on planning applications which affect historic sites helps conserve their significance.
The education programme explores elements of garden history, significant designers and current issues in more depth. The school programme encourages the development of school gardening and helps inspire a future generation to develop an interest.
There is a varied programme of events for members which include visits to gardens not usually open to the public. Regular newsletters keep everyone informed. Please explore this website and find out more.
The Trust’s new Constitution, adopted on July 16, 2013, is available as a downloadable file.