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The Research Group provides a focus for EGT members who wish to be actively involved in researching any aspect of garden history, or landscape design. No previous experience in research is needed; the group is very supportive to newcomers who are curious to find out more about this fascinating subject.

The Group meets bi-monthly, usually at the Essex Record Office, to undertake research in the Search Room and to discuss progress on the current project.  During the summer months, visits and outdoor skill sharing meetings on a variety of aspects of site research are often held.

It is important that research should be published to stimulate and inform others, and individual articles may be published in the EGT Newsletter. The Group also works on collaborative research projects particularly researching the historic parks and gardens of Essex.

The Research Group offers opportunities for individual study of garden-related subjects, or for joining a team researching the historic parks and gardens of Essex to compile a complementary list to the National Heritage list. 

Details of the collaborative publications which have been produced by the Group may be found on the Publications page of this web-site.

New members can be assured of a warm welcome. For details of the next meeting, or to be put on the e-mail list for a monthly update, please contact the Group Coordinator at Research