• 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

1. SGT Events Programme

Details of the summer 2017 programme can be found  here.

2. News from Other Organisations

The Gardens Trust

  • The Gardens Trust Annual Conference 2017

Thursday 31 August – Sunday 3 September 2017 University of Plymouth

‘Blest Elysium’ – Sustainable?

The Gardens Trust Conference 2017, based at the University of Plymouth, will combine lectures and visits in and around the city. The three day fully-inclusive package will explore eighteenth century landscapes developed on earlier gardens, a Victorian public park, memorial and twentieth century civic spaces. It will discuss themes and challenges faced by professionals, custodians and managers working in such historic landscapes. How can conservation be balanced with ensuring they are sustainable and relevant in the twenty-first century?  For full details see GT 2017 conference

  • Details of all events organised by the GT can be found here GT Events.

  • For the latest GT Newsletter see GT news Spring 2017

  • The GT website includes a very useful database of guidance  - see Resource Hub

3. Events Elsewhere


Borde Hill Garden, Haywards Heath

Borde Hill talk 14 Sept 2017

For full details see http://www.bordehill.co.uk/events/

Painshill - Temple in the Landscape

 Painshill Temple study day 1

Painshill Temple study day 2

For more information see http://www.painshill.co.uk/conference/


Institute Of Historical Research, London, WC1E 7HU

Courses on public parks:



RHS Lindley Library:

Various Events

Some free of charge. See RHS Lindley Library Events

Worth Park Crawley. Tuesday September 12th at 2pm in the Montefiore Room, Ridley's Court Worth Park.

Lecture organised by Worth Park Friends (Crawley) by Claude Hitching on 'Rock Landscapes - The Pulham Legacy' for more information see www.worthparkfriends.org


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    

4. 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


5. 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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