Sussex Gardens Trust (SGT) is a charity committed to the protection, conservation, and evolution of garden heritage in Sussex - from the recognised historic locations to the lesser-known, smaller havens of delight hidden within the countryside (there are similar trusts in other counties).

To find out more about us, please enjoy browsing through our website. We are actively seeking new members - if you are interested in joining the Sussex Gardens Trust, have a look at the benefits and download an application form from this page Join SGT

This website has been designed to help promote our objectives and provide information about Sussex gardens and SGT activities. We hope it will provide useful information for:

    • Our members
    • People interested in visiting Sussex gardens
    • People interested in researching and reading about Sussex garden heritage

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'Humphry Repton in Sussex'

Humphry Repton (1752 – 1818) came to landscape gardening (a term he himself invented) after a series of unsuccessful ventures and was determined to succeed 'Capability' Brown. He viewed landscaping as an art form and this can be found when studying his renowned 'Red Books', which he used to present his plans, drawings, maps and passages of writing. He is regarded as the last great landscape designer of the 18th century

Over the past year, to help mark the 200th anniversary of his death, SGT volunteers have researched the many sites in Sussex associated with him. The Trust is proud to announce the publication the fruits of their labours in 'Humphry Repton in Sussex’, a collection of research papers..

For more information, follow this link 'Humphry Repton'

Copies of the publication are available from SGT at a price of £15 + £3pp- to obtain a copy please send a  request message via contact us

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The Gardens Trust

A new national organisation, The Gardens Trust (The GT), was formed in July 2015 through the merger of the Association of Gardens Trusts with The Garden History Society. Along with other County Garden Trusts, Sussex Gardens Trust is a member of  The GT and the two organisations work closely.

The GT has recently launched a new website which includes a wealth of information on a variety of topics including Conservation, Research, Events, Publications and Courses - see The GT website

Details events organised by The GT can be found here The GT Events