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'County Gardens Trusts are independent charities engaged in caring for gardens and designed landscapes and are members of The Association of Gardens Trusts. If you are interested in your local garden heritage and wish to know more, please scroll down below for website links to the necessary contacts, and to join your local County Gardens Trust.' Note also the Section 'Get Involved': 'Find events in your area – lectures, garden visits, meetings and research days - a plethora of ways to get involved.'
Occasional talks plus a list of related events in the neighbourhood.
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'The Trust runs an anuual programme of gardens visits, talks, seminars and lectures.'
'We run a number of walks throughout the year and a series of talks at the County Museum over the winter period.'
>>> Lectures and Visits
'Every year there is a full programme of lectures and visits for members of the Dorset Gardens Trust. The lectures and visits take place within and outside Dorset and are aimed at those members who wish to widen their knowledge of the history of gardens and designed landscapes ... Non-members may attend lectures where places are available.'
We 'listen to high quality lectures by a range of specialist speakers on a variety of garden topics, and occasional conferences or workshops on subjects of current conservation importance'.
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Occasional lectures and talks at venues across the County.
'The events group organises an annual programme of talks and visits to public and private parks, gardens and other designed landscapes in the county (and occasionally to neighbouring counties).'
Offer 'evening lectures by specialist speakers including an annual "Celebrity" Lecture'.
'All lectures are from 7 to 8 pm on a Monday evening. Doors open 6.30 pm. Join us for a glass of wine (included in the ticket price), interesting conversation and a browse on our bookstall before and after the lecture.'
>>> Winter Meetings ...
Occasional talks, usually in conjunction with garden visits.
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'Our activities include: A program of visits to parks and gardens, the majority of which are not normally open to the public; A series of evening lectures by speakers who are expert in their fields ...'
'The Shropshire Parks & Gardens Trust publishes a newsletter twice a year as well as running a series of lectures during the winter months and arranges visits to gardens, not normally open to the public, during the summer months.'
'Each year the Trust offers members a programme of visits, talks by specialists on garden history and other garden topics such as plant hunting and gardening skills.'
'The Trust organises a full programme of events. Lectures are held during the winter months. In the spring and summer there are outings to gardens, some of which are not normally open to the public.'