School visit to Wimpole Hall folly

In September 2010 Cambridgeshire Gardens Trust launched a five-year education programme for people within Cambridgeshire. Our strategy is to offer education opportunities for different age groups through five programmes:
CGT Little Seedlings – for primary school children aged 4-12 years.
CGT Bright Futures – for middle school children aged 12–16 years.
CGT Research Grant – for further education students over 18 years studying garden history and related subjects.
CGT Garden Apprentice – open to any age group currently on a garden-related apprenticeship scheme.
CGT Day Lectures – designed for over 18’s but open to anyone.

The education programme is supported by contributions from membership subscriptions, funds raised by the lectures, and donations from supporters.

Aims and Objectives:
To enhance awareness and appreciation of Cambridgeshire heritage landscapes, parks and gardens for all.
To promote an appreciation of landscape and horticulture by young people especially.

Education Approach:
Visits for members and friends to heritage landscapes, parks and gardens
Lectures and seminars on local and wider aspects of landscape and plant history
Promote landscape-related competitions and projects for schools
Offer financial sponsorship to young people and those studying garden history or related subjects
Support the research programme by helping to disseminate research information

If you would like to help organise education events or have a project that you think would benefit from our support, or if you would like to make a donation to support the education programme, please contact the CGT at