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

HGT 30th Anniversary Walks

To celebrate our 30th anniversary, HGT have put together two new walks in Hertfordshire. The first tracks the path of the Gadebridge river in Hemel Hempstead, passing through the newly renovated Jellicoe Water Gardens. The second takes in the landmarks of Letchworth Garden City. View them both here.

Enticing Paths – A Treasury of Norfolk Gardens and Gardening

The Norfolk Gardens Trust is delighted to announce the launch of their latest publication. Enticing Paths, edited by Roger Last, looks at aspects of gardens and gardening in Norfolk over five centuries. It ranges across the whole spectrum of gardens and garden design and history, including the Bishop's Garden and Carrow Abbey in Norwich, the work of Thomas Jeckyll and George Skipper, lost gardens such as Brundall Gardens and Didlington Hall, aspects of Sandringham and Blickling, the plant...

New HGT Chairman – Sue Flood

It was a chilly and drizzly evening when we met at Benington Lordship for our AGM in early September.  Thank you to all who attended.  It was an honour and a real pleasure to be elected as your next chairman.  There have been two lovely people previously in this role, Bella Stuart-Smith and Roger Gedye, who will be very hard acts to follow.  Sadly, I knew Roger for so short a time, but I sincerely hope that together we can build on his legacy.  I have a lot to learn and I am looking forward to...

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...

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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