CGT members on the Rising Path in the Cambridge University Botanic Gardens

Covid-19 Policy

The Cambridgeshire Gardens Trust (CGT) Council of Management is concerned by the continuing presence of Corona virus in the UK and offers its heartfelt sympathy to anyone directly or indirectly affected by Covid-19.

CGT is committed to complying with the policy announcements of the UK Government and UK Health Security Agency as published and updated from time to time. As of 11 February 2022, we restarted visits as described below. The Trust will continue to monitor the situation and we will update our policies in light of changing guidance.

In the meantime, we are pleased to continue our programme of in-person visits and events, and Zoom lectures for members and guests. Guests for Zoom talks must register at the admin email address to obtain Zoom joining details.

Programme of Visits & Events 2022

Where events are not yet finalized, the website will be updated with the latest information and full details will be circulated to members. General Zoom information can be downloaded from here and joining details will be emailed a few days before the event.

Saturday 17 September 2022
From 1:45pm: tour(s) from 2:00pm,
teas from 4:00pm
Visit, by bicycle if possible, to Emmanuel College, St Andrew’s Street, Cambridge CB2 3AP. Celebrate the arrival at Emmanuel College in 1928 by bicycle boys, Loyal Johnson and Sam Brewster, on their cycling tour of unforgettable British gardens. Cambridge Cycling Campaign members will join us for a tour of Emmanuel College gardens led by Brendon Sims, the Head Gardener. There will be tea and cake in the Old Library afterwards. Entry £5 (BACS payment details below): numbers are limited to 50 for this very special event.

Booking Events

For the time being, our preferred method of booking is by BACS transfer to Cambridgeshire County Garden Trust (sort code 20-29-68, account number 30347639) using your name as reference; please confirm payment by email to treasurer.
Cheques, payable to Cambridgeshire Gardens Trust, may be sent to Jane Sills, The Willows, Ramsey Road, Ramsey Forty Foot PE26 2XN.

To avoid disappointment (some venues limit numbers), please book at least 2 weeks before the visit. Should you need to cancel a booking, please advise treasurer as early as possible.

The CGT Events Coordinators are always delighted to hear about interesting venues. If you have visited a garden that you think members would enjoy, please tell us by clicking the link below.

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Past Events in 2022

Will appear in reverse date order.

Monday 18 July 2022
from 10:00am
Visit to Newnham College, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge CB3 9DF. Herbaceous borders, sunken rose garden, woodland nutwalk, knot garden, wildflower garden in the lovely setting of Basil Champneys’ red-brick ranges. Meet at Porter’s Lodge (no onsite parking). Guided tour of the gardens with opportunity to view archival material. Iris café available for those who would like refreshments. Entry: no charge for members, but £5 for guests as numbers are limited to 25.

Monday 18 July 2022
from 10:00am
Social evening at The Manor, Hemingford Grey, Huntingdon PE28 9BN. House built 1130’s. Gardens with moat, topiary, old roses, award-wining irises, herbaceous borders. Members and guests are invited to bring a picnic to enjoy in the grounds. Some rooms will be open for guests to explore. Entry, including a glass of wine or soft drink, £12 before 20 May, or £15 after 20 May, with last booking on 8 June. For full details on booking and parking, please click here.

Thursday 9 June 2022
From 11:00am
Visit to Easton Lodge gardens, Dunmow CM6 2BB. Harold Peto’s 1902 formal Italian garden design with tree glade and now-restored tree house. Well-stocked walled kitchen garden; ten champion trees, stumpery, Japanese rill and garden. Refreshments and guided tour, including the history of the garden and visit to the archive room. Entry £8.50. For details on booking and access, click here.

Tuesday 10 May 2022
From 11:00am
Visit to Titchmarsh House, Titchmarsh Northants NN14 3DA. Four-acre family garden developed over 45 years with collections of spring bulbs, magnolias, cherries, crab apples, peonies, irises and shrub roses. Refreshments on arrival and guided tour of the gardens, Members and guests £10 (going to charity). For further details on booking and how to find the garden, click here.

Tuesday 5 April 2022
From 11:00am
Visit to Moggerhanger Park, Park Road, Moggerhanger, Bedford MK44 3RW. Tour of Soane-designed house and of 33 acres of parkland and woodland, originally landscaped by Repton and extensively restored, with Head Gardener Tim Kirk.
Meet for refreshments at 11:00am. Optional lunch (£10 on the day) may be pre-booked by 27 March 2022, followed by garden tour at 2:00pm. Member & guest entries £10. Please click here for full details on booking entry and lunch.

Saturday 12 March 2022
10:00am – 3:00pm
Study Day at Storey’s Field Centre, Eddington Avenue, Cambridge CB3 1AA. Our Study Day, inspired by the late Christopher Taylor, will explore the impact of archaeological methods in elucidating Garden History. Come and enjoy a lively discussion with our eminent speakers and relax over a light lunch. Members £25, guests £30. For full details click here.

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