We are a registered charity that was founded in the 1980s and now has over 500 Members from all over Dorset and neighbouring counties.
If you have an interest in gardens and garden history the Trust provides a lively and friendly forum for discussion, debate, conservation and occasionally campaigning.
Each year the Trust organizes lectures and visits within and outside Dorset for those members who wish to widen their knowledge of the history of gardens and designed landscapes. We have an active programme of recording the gardens, landscapes and garden buildings of importance in the County. We provide funding to support important garden restoration works and we promote awareness of gardening in schools through a programme of grants for projects in primary, middle and special schools.
This site aims to provide an information source on gardens and designed landscapes in the County as well as describing the activities of the Trust.
♦ Members may be interested in this article about the work of the DGT, which appeared in the Saturday magazine of both the Bournemouth and Dorset Echo on 20th April following an interview with our Chairman.
♦ EARLY WARNING: The next events programme will be issued in mid-January, but note that the first lecture on the programme is on 7th February. This is the Andrea Wulf lecture entitled "The Brother Gardeners". Click here to see a copy of the flyer issued with the last programme.