For Gardens Trust and County Gardens Trust Members

14th June 2019, 10.30am-4.00pm

Writtle University College, Chelmsford

An opportunity for Gardens Trust and County Gardens Trust members to meet each other and discuss ideas, skills and questions. The Agenda will allow for discussions on CGT experiences of Conservation, Outreach and Research & Recording. Our highlight speaker, from the Land of the Fanns Partnership Scheme, will tell us about this 5 year NHLF-funded project in East London and SW Essex, which provides opportunities for CGT involvement and aims to ‘reunify and discover the landscape, strengthen attachment and create a sense of enjoyment of the landscape area for local people and visitors’.

Meet Ups are free to attend and are open to all members of any CGT and the Gardens Trust, no matter where in the country they are held, and no matter the attendees’ current level of involvement with their local gardens trust. A friendly and informal atmosphere encourages all to join in.

Come and learn more about the varied and valued voluntary work undertaken by CGTs.


10.30am                 Arrival, tea, coffee and biscuits
10.45am                 Welcome and Introductions (Tamsin McMillan, the Gardens Trust, Historic Landscape Project)
11.00am                 Discussion Session 1: Conservation Content: Each CGT to bring brief items from their county to discuss

12.00pm                 Discussion Session 2: Outreach, Including education, events, partnerships etc Content: Each CGT to bring brief items from their county to discuss

1.00pm                   Lunch and networking
2.00pm                   Discussion Session 3: Research and Recording Content: Each CGT to bring brief items from their county to discuss

3.00pm                   Highlight Speaker (Deborah Brady, Heritage Engagement Officer, Land of the Fanns Partnership Scheme) An introduction to an historic landscape research and recording training project for new volunteers in London and Essex

3.30pm                   Tea, AOB and current issues for CGTs
4.00pm                   Close

This event is free, with hot drinks and lunch included, but if you would like to make a £7 donation on the day, to help us with our costs, that would be gratefully accepted.




Image reproduced with kind permission of the Dene Valley Regeneration Project