We are a conservation charity working to protect the county's many historic parks and gardens for future generations.
We work with garden owners and local and national bodies to highlight, protect and encourage the conservation and restoration of designed landscapes, ranging from stately homes to public parks, cottage gardens to cemeteries. Principally funded by over 500 members, we run visits, lectures and events where members can share their interest and knowledge in a sociable atmosphere.
Through its research and recording programme, the Trust undertakes and supports research on sites of historic interest, including sites that the Trust has rediscovered, as well as on other related topics. We share knowledge through our Journal and also seek to inspire the gardeners of the future through imaginative projects with schools.
This site aims to provide an information source on gardens and designed landscapes in Dorset as well as describing the activities of the Trust.
Facebook: The DGT now has a Facebook page, which has a growing collection of photographs and news. Follow this link to find it.
Events Contact Details: Emma Poe is moving and is between houses. From 15th Sept and until further notice she can be reached at: Daniel's Cottage, 29A Hogshill Street, Beaminster, DT8 3AG. Phone:01308 301228.
Spring 2016 Events: 2016 is the 300th anniversary of the birth of Lancelot “Capability” Brown, and we are marking the occasion with a “special interest“ study day to be held at Sherborne Castle, a site still retaining the beautiful alterations to the grounds made by Capability Brown. The cost of the day will be £38 per person and it will take place on Wednesday March 23rd. Details will be issued shortly. The usual programme of spring lectures will not take place this year, though there will of course still be an AGM, probably in the week beginning 11 April.