About Us

CGT members celebrate the Trust’s 21st anniversary at Madingley Hall

Our Trust was formed in 1997 and today has around 150 members. It is regulated by the Charity Commission and its objects are detailed in the Notes for Applicants to the Trust’s Small Grants Scheme.

Cambridgeshire Gardens Trust has two main aims: 

  • To conserve, enhance and recreate the historic landscape, parks and gardens that exist or may have existed in Cambridgeshire for the education and enjoyment of the public.
  • To raise public awareness and understanding of the value of landscapes, parks and gardens as part of our local and national heritage.

In furthering these aims we undertake the following activities:

  • Research and record historic designed landscapes, parks and gardens in the county.
  • Act as a focal point for local contacts and to advise on conservation, restoration and management plans.
  • Provide informed comment and foster a consultative approach to development proposals.
  • Support conservation and restoration projects, by promoting awareness and by co-ordinating or advising volunteer groups.
  • Encourage member participation in practical projects, complementing the work of related organisations.
  • Promote awareness and appreciation of the county’s gardens and their history.
  • Publish a bi-annual newsletter and organise garden visits, lectures and seminars for the benefit of members, schools and other interested parties.
  • Work with The Gardens Trust to promote national awareness and support for the work of all county gardens trusts.

We group activites into our main strands of research, outreach and conservation. Click the links to find out more.
The Trust is fortunate in having active patrons and is run by a Council of Management currently led by Elizabeth Whittle. The Annual General Meeting includes a convivial lunch and an invited speaker, and is open to both members and visitors.

Contact us by email at admin@cambridgeshiregardenstrust.org.uk

Cambridgeshire Gardens Trust is regulated by the Charity Commission for England & Wales,
Number 1064795. Registered address: The Willows, Ramsey Road, Ramsey Forty Foot PE26 2XN.