Elvaston Castle plans new road, car park and cafe

Elvaston Castle topiary gardens

The Trust that looks after Elvaston Castle has applied to convert and extend existing buildings to commercial use as a café and build a new road and car park there. They claim this work is necessary to make the site financially viable and fund the significant repairs needed. The Gardens Trust is disappointed that Derbyshire […]

Levens Hall Gardens, Cumbria

Levens Hall Gardens Topiary

Levens Hall Gardens in Cumbria, Unforgettable Garden of the Month, nominated by Peter Hughes QC, Cumbria Gardens Trust and GT Chair Walk along the path in front of Levens Hall and you will find a small wooden gate leading into the gardens. Hidden behind the high stone wall are ten acres of gardens that are […]

The Bicycle Boys: An Unforgettable Garden Tour

The Gardens Trust and County Gardens Trusts (CGTs) have teamed up with the RHS Lindley Library to create an online exhibition called The Bicycle Boys: An Unforgettable Garden Tour. In 1928, young landscape architecture students Loyal Johnson and Sam Brewster cycled around the UK visiting over 80 unforgettable gardens. Loyal recorded their journey, experiences and […]

Norris Castle at risk from redevelopment scheme

Norris Castle from the sea

An application has been made for a major redevelopment at Norris Castle in East Cowes on the Isle of Wight. Norris Castle has a Grade I registered landscape (RPG) and sits within the Isle of Wight Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). It is flanked by the grounds of Osborne Castle (registered at Grade II*) […]

The Gardens Trust Community Grant scheme launches

Community Grant Scheme photo of seeds in hand

The Gardens Trust is launching a new grant scheme for volunteer projects supporting historic designed landscapes. The Gardens Trust Community Grant is for up to £2,500 and is intended to help seed-fund volunteer projects that will support historic designed landscapes in the UK. The application process is intentionally as simple as possible, as we are keen […]