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 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.
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. When allowed, 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.
Normally 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. However, with COVID, this is not a normal year. We have therefore decided to manage the publishing and booking of events online to both reduce administration and because we need to be flexible over events in 2021 to comply with government guidance with respect to COVID.
All planned events for 2021 have now been held and we are busy planning the programme for 2022.