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Events Archive

Private visit to Wood
Thursday, 24 May, 2018 - 14:00

Private visit to Wood, South Tawton 
with John Milverton and John Clark

Wood is a Grade I registered landscape - one of only five in Devon - designed at the beginning of the twentieth...

Tour of Buckfast Abbey Gardens and Bee Department
Friday, 18 May, 2018 - 10:30 to 16:00

WORLD PLANT FASCINATION DAY - Friday 18th May 2018
Guided tour of Buckfast Abbey Gardens and Bee Department - Joint Meeting with Royal Society of Biology (Devon & Cornwall Branch)

Insect pollinators are...

Visit to Mill Wood, Halswell Park, near Bridgwater
Thursday, 26 April, 2018 - 13:00

Private visit to Mill Wood, Halswell Park 
with Edward Strachan

This is a joint meeting with...

Private tour of Blackpool Gardens
Tuesday, 17 April, 2018 - 14:00

Private Tour of Blackpool Gardens
with Sir Geoffrey Newman

4 APRIL 2018.  A WAITING LIST FOR PLACES ON THIS TOUR IS NOW OPERATING.

In 1896 Robert Lydston Newman, then Deputy Governor...

Private tour of Antony; formal gardens and woodland
Tuesday, 27 March, 2018 (All day)

Private tour of Antony; formal gardens and woodland
with Sir Richard Carew Pole and Nick Allison, NT Head Gardener

The Antony estate has been in the Carew family since the sixteenth century...

All Around is Fairy Ground: Repton & the Regency Garden.
Tuesday, 27 February, 2018 - 14:00 to 16:00

All Around is Fairy Ground: Repton & the Regency Garden.  
An illustrated talk by Dr Laura Mayer 

Humphry Repton (1752 – 1818) ambitiously named himself Capability Brown’s successor: the century’s next...

Plant Conservation - can we meet the great challenges we face?
Tuesday, 30 January, 2018 - 14:00

Plant Conservation - can we meet the great challenges we face

A talk by Ian Wright, Lead Garden Adviser for the NT in the SW & Wales

Historic parks...

Devon's Asylum Landscapes
Monday, 6 November, 2017 - 14:00 to 16:00

A talk by Helen Whitmore and Judy Walton

Why was so much care taken in the design and appearance of the landscapes and gardens surrounding the buildings of Devon’s lunatic asylums? DGT members Helen Whitmore and...

Guided tour of the nursery and arboretum at Thornhayes
Friday, 20 October, 2017 - 13:45 to 16:00

Kevin and his wife Pat started Thornhayes Nursery over 25 years ago, and is now deservedly one of the foremost tree nurseries in the country. In more recent years they have developed an arboretum. We will be visiting, hopefully, when the autumn colour...

Visit to Clovelly Court
Wednesday, 13 September, 2017 - 10:45 to 16:00

A walk to explore the extensive designed landscape of Clovelly, led by Simon Bonvoisin and John Rous, owner of Clovelly. Simon is a partner with Nicholas Pearson Partnership, specialising in the conservation, restoration and...

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