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. To view our gardens, click on the Parks and Gardens link above. You will then see in the drop-down menu, a link to Members’ Gardens.

If you would like to offer photographs of your garden which you would be happy to share with other members, please send digital images to membership@hertsgardenstrust.org.uk. Please send a maximum of six in the first instance.

Here is a link to the National Gardens Scheme website www.ngs.org.uk where some members have done a virtual tour of their garden in place of opening to the public.

Other HGT news is that the Gedye Fund has raised £1,660 which is wonderful and thank you to those who have generously supported this so far. If you would like to support, please see the website or the Spring Newsletter for details. We look forward to planning our inaugural event when we can.

We are waiting for the route out of lockdown to be clearer so we can let you know plans for the AGM and we will be in touch again around the end of June.

We look forward to seeing all your hidden gems on the website.

With best wishes,
The Executive Committee