Brocket Hall

Tring Park

Repton plan

Our Principal Objectives:

  • Researching the county’s historic parks and gardens to build comprehensive records for use at a county and national level
  • Educating for the future by running garden history courses, study days and encouraging school gardening projects
  • Providing guidance for Local Authorities, owners and managers to help protect and conserve our designed historic landscape and support the garden heritage work of The Gardens Trust
  • Organising a programme of events, lectures and garden visits for our members and their friends

Latest News

Our Garden Galleries

We do hope you have stayed well, enjoyed the weather and your gardens and managed to remain positive in these strange times. HGT would by now have visited our first garden in Essex and been on the first walk to Forty Hall. If you are missing these and a fix of other gardens, we have organised something slightly different and new for our members. We now have some pages here on the website for photographs of members’ gardens or a favourite Hertfordshire view that you have encountered on a walk....

Roger Gedye

Roger Gedye, who died on 26 November 2019, will be much missed, not least by Hertfordshire Gardens Trust for whom he was an energetic and engaged chairman.  Many HGT members attended the funeral in the Harwood Crematorium, the service at St Helen’s church and the reception later and were just a few of the many who came, from all walks of life. HGT was one of many interests in Roger’s life.  He and his wife Mo moved to a cottage in Hertfordshire on retirement and created a wonderful garden kept...

Village 7 Gilston Garden Village

Here is the text of a letter The Gardens Trust and the Hertfordshire Gardens Trust have sent to East Herts Council Planners. Context: Recently HGT, following research by Anne Rowe and Tom Williamson were successful in having henry VIII’s great pond chain along the Hunsdon Brook recognised as a national Scheduled Monument. This should give it, and its setting, the greatest protection. We are therefor very concerned about the plans for this development which totally ignore the wealth of heritage...

New book: Structure and Landscape

William Wilkins and Humphry Repton at Haileybury 1806‐1810 edited by Toby Parker and Kate Harwood The Study Day organised by HGT at Haileybury in 2015 presented new information about the construction of the East India College and its Landscape. These Proceedings of that Study Day, with some additional papers, provide new insights to both the buildings and Repton’s landscape and his considerable involvement in the site as well as the importance of the College as innovative in concept, design...

The State of our Parks

A report commissioned by The Gardens Trust written by Katy Layton-Jones with the assistance of others including Kate Harwood of HGT. Please download a copy: Uncertain Prospects: Public parks in the new age of austerity

Education

Learning about garden history and how we can help with school gardening

Research & Conservation

Working to record and protect Hertfordshire’s designed landscape from the medieval to the modern

Events

Find out about our events and what is coming up
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