• 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



Garden Visits, Study Days and lectures

Each year SGT organises a programme of garden visits, study days and lectures to help our members and their guests learn about garden heritage and enjoy the opportunity to meet likeminded people. These events can be booked individually. Details of Winter 2020 events can be found below. Details of events later in the year will be confirmed in due course.


Designed Water:  A history of water in garden design
A series of four lectures on water in garden design has been put together for 2020, exploring its symbolism, its evolving design, its techniques and how technological advances created new design possibilities. The subject will be approached chronologically from the Islamic water garden, through the moving and still waters of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, to the designs of the nineteenth and twentieth century, and finally to the contemporary water gardens of a leading designer. The speakers are experts in their fields, and the series will appeal to members at all levels of interest.

Dates in 2020: Saturdays 25 January, 22 February, 7 March and 4 April 2020. Time: 2pm – 4pm.

Please note that our AGM will take place immediately after the lecture on 4 April

Location: Wesley Hall, Haywards Heath Methodist Church, Perrymount Road, Haywards Heath,
RH16 3DN. Free parking/5 minutes’ walk from the station.

Individual lectures can now be booked for SGT members (£15 per lecture) and non-members (£16 per lecture) . To book each lecture click the links below (no password required)

This new booking system should be more efficient and convenient, but if you have any difficulty please contact our friendly organisers by sending an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Our team will be there at the lectures to welcome you and serve tea/coffee with home made cake.

2020 lectures 1 and 2


2020 lectures 3 and 4