ZOOM Talk: Tom Williamson

Thursday 15 October 2020 7:30pm-8:30pmThe inaugural Margaret Helme Memorial LectureThis event has now passed. Please contact admin@cambridgeshiregardenstrust.org for access to the YouTube recording, available for two weeks from broadcast. Title New light on Repton: unlocking a system of landscape design Abstract Humphry Repton is often characterized as a rather practical designer of gardens and parks,Continue reading “ZOOM Talk: Tom Williamson”

Zoom Talk: Gillian Hovell

Thursday 10 December 2020 11:00am-12:00noonCGT Christmas LectureEvent now closed Title How Roman garden design changed gardens forever and provided the seeds for our modern garden design Abstract This engaging talk invites us to view our own modern gardens with fresh eyes. As we explore the Romans’ innovative attitudes to plants and landscapes, we discover howContinue reading “Zoom Talk: Gillian Hovell”

Social Evening at Madingley Hall

You are warmly invited to join the Council of Management from 6:30pm on Thursday 3 September 2020 for an informal light buffet, on the beautiful terrace at Madingley Hall CB23 8AQ, to celebrate the contributions made to CGT by founder members Richard Gant and Philip Whaites. The gardens will be open before and after theContinue reading “Social Evening at Madingley Hall”

Euston Hall Visit Confirmed

EVENT NOW CLOSED We’re delighted to confirm that bookings are available for a self-guided visit to Euston Hall, Thetford, Suffolk IP24 2QH on Tuesday 25 August. The Palladian house and tearoom are closed but picnics are welcome in the landscaped gardens, ancient broadleaf woodland and pleasure grounds, laid out by John Evelyn and extended byContinue reading “Euston Hall Visit Confirmed”

Study Day 2020

Saturday 7 March 2020, at Hemingford Abbots Village Hall, 10:00am-4:00pm (Event now closed) How Green Was My City Our theme, paraphrasing Richard Llewellyn, examines the role, effectiveness and sustainability of green ‘lungs’ in an urban context. We are sure you will enjoy lively discussion with our eminent speakers and relax over a hearty lunch withContinue reading “Study Day 2020”

Christmas Lecture 2019

Tuesday 3 December 2019 from 10:30am-12:30pm (Event now closed) The Secret Life of the Georgian Garden The CGT Christmas Lecture for 2019 will be given by Dr Kate Felus. Dr Felus is a garden historian and historic landscape consultant. She researches designed landscapes of all periods, but specialises particularly in 18th and early 19th centuryContinue reading “Christmas Lecture 2019”

Volunteer of the Year

7 September 2019 The Gardens Trust has recently instituted a ‘Volunteer of the Year’ award, named after Gilly Drummond, who has done so much herself for garden history and who played a key role in launching Cambridgeshire Gardens Trust. This year, the award went to two volunteers: Juliet Wilmot of Wiltshire GT and Judith ChristieContinue reading “Volunteer of the Year”