Welcome

Welcome

A conservation charity working to protect the county's many historic parks and gardens for future generations.

We work with garden owners and local and national bodies to highlight, protect and encourage the conservation and restoration of designed landscapes, ranging from stately homes to public parks, cottage gardens to cemeteries. Principally funded by over 500 members, we run visits, lectures and events where members can share their interest and knowledge in a sociable atmosphere.

Schools

Schools

The Trust makes grants to primary, middle and special schools throughout the County to help introduce gardening and the growing of plants to children – and to harvest and enjoy the results. Over 100 grants of up to £400 have been made in recent years.

Conservation

Conservation

The Trust monitors and responds appropriately to changes in planning heritage policy, and also comments on planning applications affecting nationally designated and locally listed parks and gardens.

Membership

Membership

Join the Trust to enjoy a series of garden visits and lectures, and the occasional extended tour in the UK. The Trust also publishes a regular Newsletter and a Journal. Membership also provides information on activities elsewhere organised by other County Trusts, and by The Gardens Trust at national level.

Research

Research

The Research & Recording committee collects information about historic gardens and designed landscapes in Dorset.

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