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 us at