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New Booking and Cancellation Policy for Events

A programme of visits and talks is published each year with details on this Events page.

can book through the on-line booking system

or by contacting

Main points of policy:

·        Members can book a ticket for themselves & up to 2 tickets for non-members/guests

·        Price of tickets:  we operate a price differentiation with guests paying 25% more

·        Cancellations  – full refund if BGT cancel

·        Cancellation of a booking can be requested up to 7 days prior the event.  A refund less the booking fee 6.5% plus VAT will be made to original form of payment.

·        Cancellations of less than a week will be noted but refunds at discretion of the Event Organiser

·        No refunds will be given on day of the event or retrospectively.

A copy of the policy can be found via the Link on the Home page.


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The Gardens Trust Events January to March

January 16 - March 21


Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose, 1885-6, Tate Britain, London

New Online Talks Starting Next Week
We’ve just launched a pair of online talks on Two 19th Century Gardening Pioneers. The first, on Scottish landscape gardener Robert Marnock, will be on Tuesday 16th January and the second the following week on George Glenny and the Gardening Press. These replace the postponed series on Queer Gardens, which we hope to rearrange later in the year.

Tuesdays, 16 & 23 January, 10am. Tickets: £14 for both or £8 each (GT members discount applies)

Online Events Programme 
In January our regular partners FOLAR start a five-part series on Community Landscapes, examining different approaches to community engagement with historic, traditional, cherished, refurbished and unloved gardens and landscapes in the UK and overseas.

Other upcoming sessions:
30 January and 6 February – a pair of talks on John Singer Sargent and Gardens
13 February – 19 March – Ancient Roots, a six-part series on Roman gardens with the ‘Muddy Archaeologist’
14 February – a special Valentine’s Day lecture on Women’s Writing and Constructions of Gender in the Medieval Enclosed Garden
21 February – 20 March – a two part series in partnership with County Gardens Trusts, exploring Restoration in Action in Kent and Yorkshire

In-person Events
29 January – Why Garden History? Join us in London for a lively discussion over a glass of wine about the interconnections between research and conservation, with a panel of historians, landscape architects and conservation and heritage professionals. You can follow the discussion online if you can’t make the live event.

21 March – Visit to the MERL archives and Forbury GardensEnjoy a private visit to see the archival material and artefacts at the Museum of English Rural Life in Reading. The museum explores the history of the English countryside and its people, and houses the Landscape Institute’s archive, including the papers of Brenda Colvin, Preben Jakobsen and Geoffrey Jellicoe. In the afternoon we’ll take a walking tour around the delightful grade II registered Forbury Gardens, with their famous Maiwand Lion statue.


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