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


Garden Visits for members


SGT Newsletters


Books Published (to purchase copies please send a message via this link )


To find out more about the books and their subjects, click the links below

Gertrude Jekyll in Sussex (£15 + £3p&p)

A new publication from Sussex Gardens Trust explores the work of the renowned plantswoman, Gertrude Jekyll, through her drawings, correspondence and garden notebooks to reveal a fascinating picture of her commissions in Sussex.

GJ Cover

Humphry Repton in Sussex (£15 + £3p&p)

HR cover

Capability Brown in Sussex (sold out)

CB Cover

The Gardens Trust

SGT works closely with the Gardens Trust (GT), the only UK national charity dedicated to protecting and conserving our heritage of designed landscapes.

The GT website has a a wealth of information on a variety of topics including Conservation, Research, Events, Publications and Courses - see Gardens Trust