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.
Contact for Visits/Lectures: Emma Poe's address has changed. It is now 2 Pines Mews, Fleet Street, BEAMINSTER, DT8 3EF. Telephone 01308 538964.
The British Records Association Annual Conference, jointly with the Gardens Trust, is entitled "Keeping the Memory Green: Records of Small Gardens" and will be held on Tuesday 29th November. A flier for the event is here, and further details together with the booking form are here.