Support us

If you would like to support the charitable objectives of the Gardens Trust and the conservation of historic parks and gardens, please consider making a donation, joining us as a member and/or making provision for the Gardens Trust in your estate planning.


Our current appeal is for our campaign to share our journal Garden History 50th anniversary edition with even more people. Please consider making a single or regular donation to support our charitable work, particularly in these challenging times: donate online now.

Join the Gardens Trust

By becoming a member of the Gardens Trust you support the only national charity dedicated to the research and conservation of designed landscapes in England and Wales and to campaigning on their behalf. The Gardens Trust is the statutory consultee for registered parks and gardens. It therefore plays a key conservation role and supports the County and Country Gardens Trusts in protecting and conserving our landscape heritage.

To join the Gardens Trust as an individual click here
To join as an organisation click here

Membership benefits

On joining the Trust you will:

  • Help to support the Trust’s key role in advising on the protection and conservation of historic parks and gardens and other designed landscapes
  • Help to support the Trust’s key role in promoting the study of garden history
  • Help to support the Trust’s key role uniting all of us interested in historic parks and gardens, so that we can speak more powerfully together than with our local voices alone
  • Help to support the Trust’s unique work supporting and training local volunteers in County Gardens Trusts
  • Receive twice a year the Trust’s journal Garden History
  • Regularly receive ‘the Gardens Trust News’, containing news of developments in research, conservation and campaigns and details of our events
  • Be able to take part in the Trust’s programme of events and attend the Trust’s Annual Summer Conference at different regional venues each year
  • Draw on the expertise available in the Gardens Trust to develop your own knowledge and understanding of designed landscape, parks and gardens worldwide and their history.

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If you remember that Gardens Trust in your will you can continue to support the Gardens Trust well into the future with its work to protect and conserve the UK’s unrivalled parks, gardens and designed landscapes.

Since the Garden History Society – one of the precursors of the Gardens Trust – was formed over 50 years ago, we have helped to save or conserve scores of important gardens. Rather than concentrate our efforts on owning a small number of gardens we spread our advice and help as widely as we can. We do this through our statutory casework, our advice, our publications, our campaigning and our research and education.

We rely on the generous help of our members and supporters. Without legacies we would have to reduce our activities. By leaving a legacy you can dramatically help the Gardens Trust’s conservation work.

It is extremely helpful for us to know when people have been kind enough to remember the Gardens Trust in their wills, or are actively intending to do so shortly.