• Clinton Lodge, Fletching
  • Coates Manor, Fittleworth
  • Isfield Place
  • The Oast House, Isfield
  • Pashley Manor
  • "Hot Bed of Unrest" at Turners House (left) and Old Vicarage (centre and right), both Nr Heathfield
  • Wakehurst Place
  • Clinton Lodge, Fletching


To find events organised by SGT click this link

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Winter Lecture Season 2018-19, London

All lectures at The Gallery, 77 Cowcross Street, EC1M 6EL, starting at 6.30pm
Tickets £10 for Gardens Trust/County Gardens Trusts members, £15 for non-members
Season ticket for six lectures: £45 members, £75 non-members
Book online via Eventbrite:  http://thegardenstrust.org/events-archive/?events=gardenstrust
For further details, contact Sally Jeffery: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 0208 994 6969
Wednesday 30 January 2019
Dr Anna Keay, formerly Curatorial Director at English Heritage,  now Director of the Landmark Trust
The Elizabethan Garden at Kenilworth: History and Restoration.
Wednesday 20 February 2019
Professor Simon Hiscock, Director of the Oxford Botanic Garden & Arboretum
Oxford Botanic Garden: Past, Present and Future
Wednesday 6 March 2019
Dr Sally Jeffery, Architectural and Garden Historian
Nicholas Hawksmoor’s designs for the Gardens of Castle Howard
Wednesday 27 March 2019
Dr Barbara Simms, Institute of Historical Research, University of London
John Brookes: his landscape legacy
Wednesday 10 April 2019
Professor Tom Williamson, University of East Anglia
Studying Orchards in Eastern England


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Birkbeck Garden History Group Study Day March 16th
at The Senate House, London
'Music and Gardens'

Speakers include: Judy Tarling, Cherrill Sands, Jonathan Price and Pauline Green

Judy Tarling will be speaking about music and harmony in the garden generally and at Versailles. The other speakers will talk about opera and dance.

Tickets will be available from early February from Eventbrite, £33 non-members https://bghg-musicandgardens.eventbrite.co.uk.

Institute Of Historical Research, London, WC1E 7HU

Courses on public parks:



RHS Lindley Library:

Discover Historic Bookbindings – 26th January 2018

A study session on historic bookbindings with Dr David Pearson and a chance to see historic bindings from the RHS Lindley Library Collection.


Collecting in the Clouds
Exhibition describing the adventures of early 20th century plant collectors as they explored the mountains of western China


The Art of Reginald Farrer
Free behind the scenes tour with the opportunity to see original artworks by the plant collector Reginald Farrer

Yours and a Crowd           
Free evening talk revealing the secret life of plant collectors by examining the personal records and photographs of George Forrest

Full details of our exhibitions and events can be found at www.rhs.org.uk/libraryevents or at www.facebook.com/RHSLindleyLibrary

Wealden Buildings Study Group

We've been contacted by the Wealden Buildings Study Group and thought some SGT members might be interested in the work of this organisation. Members of this Group helped to found the Weald & Downland Open Air Museum over 44 years ago, and they now are working to interpretively record all the remaining timber framed buildings in Sussex and adjacent areas, in concert with the other County Groups. Three of the earliest surviving timber framed buildings in Sussex (13/14th C) have only been confirmed in the last five years, hidden in later structures! If you are interested in this work or even live in a timber framed building, further information can be found at this web site WBSG    

Historical Gardens in Sussex

Several new members asked about historic gardens in Sussex - information on many can be found on the Historic Gardens section of this website - navigate down the buttons on the right of this page Historic Gardens of Sussex


Courses on garden history

We are often asked about courses on Garden History - advice can be found on the website of The Gardens Trust see Courses 

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