About us

The Wiltshire Gardens Trust is a Charity that was established in 1985 to promote the development of garden knowledge and understanding and protection of Wiltshire gardens. The funds that are generated through membership and events are used to support a number of aims and objectives of the Trust.

  • To assist the development of gardening knowledge, and advance traditional knowledge, experience and skills in both young and old alike.
  • To provide an information exchange for gardeners: a focus for information and a channel of communication between organisations concerned with gardening in Wiltshire.
  • To survey, record and conserve Wiltshire gardens, and thereby create a wealth of information on Wiltshire gardening. The Trust seeks to ensure the conservation of important gardens that may be threatened and to help new owners.
  • To support Wiltshire garden owners, and speak for garden owners in public matters that affect their interests.
  • To provide grants for garden related projects.
  • To support the work of Plant Heritage and the National Collections in Wiltshire
  • The WGT is an affiliated member of The Gardens Trust.

What we do

  • Organise a varied programme of events to fine and interesting gardens, many of which are not open to the public.
  • An annual lecture on a variety of relevant subjects.
  • Carry out surveys and recording on Wiltshire gardens. More information is available on the Research page.
  • Support Wiltshire garden owners by monitoring and commenting on planning applications.
  • Publish the Journal bi-annually.


  • The Trust is run by volunteers who form the Council of sub-committee.
  • If you would like to know more about the work of the Wiltshire Gardens Trust and would like to volunteer, please contact the Chairman.