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

New Winter Talk Programme

The programme for the 22/23 winter season has been organised by the HGT events team.  This year the talks will be a combination of zoom and live talks at Woolmer Green Village Hall.  Tickets must be purchased through Eventbrite, the links are alongside each event. Please see the full listing here.

25th Anniversary of the Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust

This is the 25th Anniversary Year of the Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust.  They have an extensive programme of events throughout the year at venues across Buckinghamshire which are open to all.  Please go to: The Links to the news and events of our other adjacent Gardens Trusts (Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, London and Surrey) may be found under “Useful Links” via the “Parks and Gardens” page of the website.

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...


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