Give the gift of garden history this Mothers’ Day

Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Stenhouse

Looking for an alternative gift this Mothers’ Day? Why not give the gift of Gardens Trust membership and open up a world of garden history, join a network of passionate garden supporters, and access exclusive events.

By becoming a member you’ll be helping us to protect, conserve and support historic parks and gardens throughout England and Wales. Each year we help to protect these special places through our role in the planning system as well as promoting their history through our exciting programme of online and in-person events and outreach activities.

Visitors to a garden in Wales, with square hedging and gravel paths with herbaceous border planting. The visitors are in dark clothing and have pink umbrellas.
Members on a tour of gardens in Wales in 2023, as part of our exclusive members-only weekend

Study Trip to Suffolk 10th-12th September 2024

Each year our members are invited to an exclusive Garden History Study Weekend, where you’ll get an opportunity to visit and explore a range of gardens (some not usually open to the public) and meet the people who care for them today.

In early September this year, we’ll be offering a members-only, fully inclusive, 3-day, 2-night study trip to some of Suffolk’s most significant gardens. We will visit six gardens, all fully guided including: Somerleyton and Helmingham Hall, both grade one, the Abbey Gardens, and Crowe Hall, a garden not normally open to the public. Accommodation is provided at the historic 4* Angel Hotel in central Bury St Edmonds, easily accessible by train and with free parking. There will be a luxury coach for transport between the gardens with a pick up and drop off at a local railway station at the start and end of the trip. Booking via Eventbrite, will open in early April when the final arrangements will have been completed.

More membership benefits

Alongside exclusive members-only events as part of your membership you’ll also receive:

  • Our regular members magazine, GT News;
  • Our journal Garden History, twice yearly;
  • 25% discount on online events and;
  • An exclusive membership pack