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.

Friday 23 February 2018

From 2.00 pm

Garden visit – The Down House, Itchen Abbas

By kind permission of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Porter

A 3-acre garden overlooking the Itchen Valley, with carpets of snowdrops, crocus and borders of coloured stems. A garden of structure with pleached hornbeams, yew-lined avenues, a potager and vineyard. Tea and cakes.

Thursday 22 March 2018

2.00pm

Garden visit – Broadleas House Gardens, Devizes

By kind permission of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Cardiff

The gardens were created by Lady Anne Cowdray and further developed by the current owners. A 6-acre garden with hedges, herbaceous borders, bee garden and orchard. In Spring the dell has a dazzling display of magnolias, rhododendrons and cornus. Tea and biscuits.