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Gardens Trust Vice President appointed MBE in the Birthday Honours List
Thu, 14/06/18

Former Chairman of the Association of Gardens Trusts and well known expert on Lancelot (Capability) Brown, Steffie Shields has been appointed as a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the Queen's Birthday Honours 2018.  Steffie is...

Historic Torquay Fountain is reinstated
Fri, 13/04/18

Last year the late Victorian fountain in Princess Gardens, Torquay was removed for renovation after it started to sink and tilt.  The foundations for the three-tier fountain have been strengthened and the cast iron structure has been refurbished and...

Repton in London - a new book from London Parks & Gardens Trust
Wed, 04/04/18

This year commemorates the bicentenary of the death of Humphry Repton.  Many counties, including Devon, are celebrating the life and work of this celebrated designer and architect and information on events can be found by visiting the Gardens Trust...

Applications for Student Bursaries now open
Thu, 22/03/18

DGT has been able to offer a limited number of student bursaries each year since 2011.  The application process has now opened for academic year 2018-2019 and both the guidance notes and application form can be found ...

Repton Study Day - 25 April 2018 - Leigh Court near Bristol
Tue, 27/02/18

2018 is the bicentenary of the death of Humphry Repton and there are many events being held around the country to celebrate this talented landscape architect.

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Italian Garden at Great Ambrook in Devon Life
Thu, 18/01/18

The Italian Garden at Great Ambrook is featured in an article in the January 18 issue of Devon Life authored by Hannah Finch (Twitter @GardenerFinch).  Click...

A new networking group for North Devon gardeners
Sat, 11/11/17

Thursday 30th November 2017 | 5.30p.m.

A new networking group for professional horticulturalists in North Devon is being launched on Thursday 30th November at Arlington Court.  There will be tea and cakes as well as a 'Devon...

Poppies on the Hoe
Thu, 24/08/17

Poppies: Wave, a sweeping arch of bright red poppy heads suspended on towering stalks, was originally seen at the Tower of London as part of the installation Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red. It can now be seen at the CWGC Plymouth...

Repton 2018 - an update
Fri, 14/07/17

Linden Groves, Strategic Development Officer at the Gardens Trust (www.thegardenstrust.org) has released an update on plans for the commemoration of the death bicentenary of Humphry Repton in 2018.  Extracts from Linden's advisory document appear...

Bursary application forms now available
Fri, 14/07/17

The Devon Gardens Trust offers competitive bursaries to applicants resident in Devon wishing to undertake accredited horticultural training courses at recognised centres in the UK.  Applications for the 2017-18 academic year are now open and the...

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