John Sales

We regret to announce the death of John Sales, a long-serving  Vice President of the Gardens Trust, and formerly of the Garden History Society on the 29th December 2022 at the age of 89.

John was for many years the Head of Gardens at the National Trust. He was a key figure in the restoration and conservation of historic gardens. He understood the importance of understanding the history of the garden as both an academic discipline and a practical imperative in caring for it.

A full obituary will be included in the next issue of the GT News.

The funeral is private but donations in John’s memory can be made to The James Hopkins Trust, Kites Corner, North Upton Lane, Gloucester GL4 3TR

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Painswick Roccoco Gardens, the Red House, Photo © Joab Smith