Welcome to the Essex Gardens Trust homepage
Creating gardens has been a major British pastime for generations. Many of our best gardens are internationally famous and attract thousands of visitors each year.
Essex has its own rich and varied legacy of gardens great and small, which include work by many of the renowned names in gardening: the Tradescants, Bridgeman, Lord Petre, Capability Brown, Woods, Repton, Nesfield, Peto and Gibberd.
The Essex Gardens Trust was formed in 1996 with the aims of:
The Trust is affiliated to the Association of Garden Trusts, a national organisation representing 34 County Garden Trusts actively engaged in conserving, researching, documenting and caring for our heritage of parks, gardens and designed landscapes, both private and public. Click here for a copy of the the AGT newsletter
Please browse though the web site to find out more about the Essex Gardens Trust and how to join! We hope to be able to meet you at a forthcoming event soon.
A Blog page is now up an running with comment and news about current issues. Just click on the "The Blog" link in the box to the left. You can leave your comments on the site or contribute your own news and concerns.
A series of lectures themed
Before Brown: The formal and geometric garden
Saturday 18th October 2014 at 2.40 pm
With excellent contrivance and much cost: the pre-Brownian landscape
Lecture by Dr Twigs Way (following Essex Gardens Trust AGM) at
Cressing Temple Barns, Braintree, Essex, CM77 8PD AGM papers attached below
Saturday 22nd November 2014 at 2.30 pm
Before Brown and Kent – the formal and geometric garden
Lecture to be given by Caroline Holmes
Saturday 7th March 2015 at 2.30 pm
Green Architecture in 16th & 17th century gardens
Lecture to be given by George Carter
Fuller details of our events can be found on the events page
2014 AGM Papers
Please Find below links to papers for this year's AGM
For each paper please use the link attached