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'The Trust holds regular visits and meetings to inform our members. Guests are always welcome to attend and join us in visits to some parks and gardens not normally open to the public.' The Avon Gardens Trust Directory/Register 'provides information on the 317 known Parks and Gardens in the former County of Avon, now four Unitary authorities, Bristol, Bath and North-East Somerset, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire'.

'Exists to identify, understand, appreciate, and promote the conservation of historically significant designed landscapes in Berkshire. Designed Landscapes naturally include gardens and also parks, cemeteries and institutional landscapes such as college grounds. Historically Significant means that the landscape is important and valuable to this and future generations. The landscape’s importance could be due to its age and survival; its influence on the development of taste and fashion; its rarity; its association with a significant person, historic event or house; or a combination of these factors. These historically significant landscapes form a precious but often fragile part of our shared history ... The Berkshire Gardens Trust runs an annual programme of garden visits, lectures and talks.'

'Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust’s mission is to record and conserve the gardens and parks of historic Buckinghamshire and to aid in the creation and restoration of gardens, parks and green spaces in the historic county ... Since our foundation in 1997 we have worked to raise awareness of the importance of parks, gardens and the designed landscape within the county of Buckinghamshire. We have done this by means of talks during the winter given by experts in their fields and, during the summer, visits to a variety of gardens and interesting sites, the majority of which are not normally open to the public.'

'Dedicated to understanding and conserving Cambridgeshire's heritage landscape.' The Trust 'publish a bi-annual newsletter and organise garden visits, lectures and seminars for the benefit of members, schools and other interested parties'.

'We are an organisation of volunteers who care about Cheshire’s rich heritage of parks, gardens and designed landscapes. Our membership encompasses those who simply enjoy visiting gardens to professional designers, horticulturalists and historians. Visits and talks run throughout the year where we visit parks and gardens, meet gardeners, owners and designers for that ‘inside’ view and understanding.'

'We work with garden owners and local and national bodies to highlight, protect and encourage the conservation and restoration of designed landscapes, ranging from stately homes to public parks, cottage gardens to cemeteries. Principally funded by over 500 members, we run visits, lectures and events where members can share their interest and knowledge in a sociable atmosphere.'

'We protect Essex's precious green spaces - past and present - by identifying and recording their details, and making that information available; and we influence Essex's future green spaces for the well-being of everyone, by using our knowledge to provide informed comment on relevant plans for development ... We organise events, including garden visits, talks, social gatherings and courses. Many of these are at Writtle University College with which we have close ties.'

'The Garden Museum explores and celebrates British gardens and gardening through its collection, temporary exhibitions, events and garden. Visitors will also see a permanent display of paintings, tools, ephemera and historic artefacts: a glimpse into the uniquely British love affair with gardens. Whether you are an enthusiastic amateur gardener, more of a specialist or someone with a passion for museums, history or architecture, the Museum has something for you.'

'We are a registered charity, founded in 1991 to identify, record and preserve the county’s extraordinary array of gardens and landscapes ... We increase awareness of our designed landscape heritage from private gardens to large estates.'

'The Hampshire Gardens Trust is the only voluntary organisation in the county to identify the needs and opportunities to conserve, protect and enhance the county’s rich heritage of parks, gardens and designed green spaces. We offer expert, free advice and appropriate project grants to raise awareness of the value of these special places ... Our Events Team organises two programmes of events each year, providing opportunities to enjoy the beauty and character of parks and gardens, and to learn why they are of interest and value.'

'Since 1991, the Hertfordshire Gardens Trust has been actively involved in researching historic landscapes in Hertfordshire and protecting them for future generations to enjoy ... There is a varied programme of events for members which include visits to gardens not usually open to the public. Regular newsletters keep everyone informed.'

'Offers its members great opportunities to visit gardens, learn more about garden history and to socialise with like minded people with a myriad of garden related interests from plants to designed landscapes. As a member you will be able to join us for our garden visits both on the Island and also occasionally on the mainland, often to gardens not usually open to the public. Attend talks, study days an workshops to learn more about the Island’s parks, gardens and designed landscape and people associated with them.'

'At Kent Gardens Trust, we believe that gardens, parks and other designed green spaces are a vital part of our heritage. Over the centuries, they have often been a source of pride and pleasure to people seeking peace and tranquillity in a busy world ... The Trust organises a series of events throughout the year, including talks and visits to interesting and significant gardens. These occasions are designed to be both enjoyable and informative. They provide a good opportunity for members to meet new people and renew old acquaintances, usually over lunch or tea. But they also provide an opportunity to increase our awareness and understanding of Kent's garden heritage. Many of the gardens we visit are not normally open to the general public.'

'Formed in 2007 and covers the present County of Lancashire and parts of Greater Manchester and Merseyside ... Whilst most of our activity is currently focused on the post-1974 county, in the future we hope to develop research projects in those parts of ‘historic’ Lancashire that now lie in Greater Manchester and Merseyside ... Every year we organise a series of events, usually from February until November that combine enjoyable site visits with background information researched by a member or during a guided tour by either the gardener or the owner, as to why that particular garden or landscape is important.'

'Founded in 1997 with the aim of increasing public awareness of the immense value of parks and gardens and other designed landscapes as part of our local and national inheritance ... We run a series of lectures, visits and social events throughout the year, to which guests are always welcome. These can include visits to sites where public access is limited. We have garden visits throughout the year, spring and autumn lectures and a “Celebrity Lecture” at Leicester University.'

'The charity was set up in 1995 to bring like minded people together to share interests and skills for the benefit of gardens and gardening, and to encourage the next generation of gardeners ... Membership of Lincolnshire Gardens Trust is inexpensive and would give you the opportunity to: * Receive guided tours of gardens and parks (many not open to the public); * Hear experts talk about their special subject, often linked to a themed garden visit ...'

'A small charity with a big mission to champion London’s historic parks, gardens, squares and green spaces for the benefit of everyone ... London Gardens Trust Inventory provides public access to a wealth of information on over 2,500 parks, gardens, squares, churchyards, cemeteries and other sites of historic interest across the whole of London ... Throughout the year, we organise a number of talks in order to bring together members of our community and discuss a range of issues.'

'Membership of the Norfolk Gardens Trust offers many benefits. Each year we have at least three gardens to visit, an AGM, a series of talks during the winter months and a magazine published twice yearly.'

'We are an enthusiastic group of volunteers who work in partnership to raise public awareness and appreciation of our enviable landscape heritage – from the recognised treasures and curiosities, to the less well-known surprises waiting to delight. Thoughtful conservation today can ensure a richer, biodiverse environment for future generations ... As a Member, you’ll enjoy: *participating in the conservation and restoration of our County’s gardens; * guided tours of a variety of gardens and landscapes, many of which are not normally open to the public; * our Annual Garden Party in one of the County's spectacular gardens ; * free lectures given by nationally recognised speakers ...'

'Oxfordshire Gardens Trust is all about exploring and celebrating the wonderful parks and gardens in the county, both large and small, public and private, historic and contemporary. Join us to learn about them, their history and the challenge of caring for them in the 21st century. We have a fascinating programme of activities throughout the year, including lectures on a wide range of topics and guided visits to parks and gardens, often private and only accessible by special arrangement. Membership is a great opportunity to find out more and of course to make new friends.'

'The Shropshire Parks & Gardens Trust provides opportunities to learn about the history, design and development of gardens. 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.'

'The Somerset Gardens Trust was formed in 1990, one of a growing number of County Trusts affiliated to the overall national body, The Gardens Trust. It is a voluntary organisation and educational charity working with garden owners, local authorities and the community in order to protect and care for the county’s parks and gardens. It is financed through members’ subscriptions, donations, legacies, grants and fund raising events.'

'Aims to raise awareness of and to protect Surrey's rich heritage of outstanding historic parks, gardens and designed landscapes ... Our Events Committee organises an exciting programme of lectures, garden visits and study days throughout the year. These events provide an opportunity for members to learn more about the beauty, character and historical significance of the gardens and landscapes in Surrey and surrounding counties. The winter lectures are informative and entertaining discussions about various aspects of garden history, design and horticulture. These lectures are given by enthusiastic speakers well known in their respective fields.'

'Gardening, and the appreciation of landscape design, is a lifelong learning experience. As a member of the SGT you will find like-minded individuals, as well as plenty of experts willing to offer advice and assistance. We welcome everyone with an interest in the fantastic designed landscapes in Sussex. By becoming a member you will be able to enjoy the following benefits: * Newsletter with articles, information on events, activities and items of interest; * Guided visits to parks and gardens; * Lectures, study and training days ...'

'A UK national charity dedicated to the research and conservation of designed landscapes and to campaigning on their behalf. The Gardens Trust, as the statutory consultee in England for registered parks and gardens, plays a key conservation role, and more widely supports the County and Country Gardens Trusts in protecting and conserving our landscape heritage. The Gardens Trust was formed in 2015 from the merger of the Garden History Society (GHS) and the Association of Gardens Trusts (AGT) ... The Gardens Trust is a membership organisation, which publishes a regular newsletter and academic Journal for members. We also organise events such as garden visits, foreign tours and lectures, which members can book at reduced rates.'

'The Welsh Historic Gardens Trust (WHGT) is a national organisation campaigning to save historic gardens and parks from neglect, indifference, insensitive planning and planting, for future generations.'

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