Events Overview

The Trust, through the Events Committee, arranges an annual programme of visits to a wide variety of gardens, from historic country estates to newly created or developing gardens. We also organise coach tours each year to other Counties to view remarkable gardens.

We are fortunate in often being able to arrange visits to a number of gardens not normally open to the public. Wherever possible, we encourage the owners of these gardens to give their own personal commentary and insight into the creation and maintenance of their gardens.

Early each year, we issue members with the forthcoming programme, with full details of the times and charges together with a booking form so that they can plan which visits they wish to attend.

The Trust also organises annual lectures by speakers well known in their particular field.  These talks can cover virtually any aspect of gardens or historic landscapes.  Social events such as wine in a garden and lunches are also arranged for members and their guests to enjoy and share their knowledge, experience and enthusiasm.

Please note that many of these visits are strictly limited in terms of numbers – so it is essential to book ahead!

Booking details will be sent to members shortly.

Saturday 2 September 2017

From 2.30pm to 5.30pm

Wudston House, Wedhampton SN10 3QE

By kind invitation of Mr. and Mrs. David Morrison.

The garden was started in 2010 on completion of the house.  Its main features include formal borders around the house, a perennial meadow, an arboretum begun in 2014 and a pinetum.    There are many interesting trees and shrubs from wild-sourced material. Tea and cakes.

£8.00 Booking essential

Saturday 21 October 2017

8.45am departure

Coach Trip to Thenford House, Nr. Banbury OX17 2BX

Home of Lord and Lady Heseltine.  Thenford has occasional open days; this, the last of the season, will take advantage of the spectacular Autumn colours.

Coach pick-up at Chippenham and lunch at The Three Conies, Thorpe Mandeville, returning to Chippenham around 5.00 pm

£45.00 members

£50.00 non-members

Booking essential – Places strictly limited

Thursday 23 November 2017

11.30am

Stourhead Gardens, Stourton, BA12 6QF            

Meet at the entrance to the house.  There will be a talk by the Head Gardener, Alan Power,

on “The History, Conservation and Management of the Stourhead Landscape”

Lunch at the NT Maddocks Room and after lunch a visit to the gardens.

£25.00  NT members

£35.00 Non NT members

Booking essential