DGT Visits

Annual General Meeting

The Dorset Gardens Trust twenty-eighth Annual General Meeting will take place at Chettle House on Thursday, 19th Aril 2018.

Timings:

  • 2.30pm Tour of the Garden
  • 3.30pm AGM followed by tea

Venue: Chettle House, Chettle, Blandford Forum DT11 8DB

Directions: Chettle is just off the A354 Blandford to Salisbury Road.

Humphry Repton Study Day

Venue: Stafford House, West Stafford, Dorchester DT2 8AA

Lecturers: Laura Mayer and Kate Harwood

Time: 10:15am-3.30pm, including coffee, lunch and a guided garden tour

Tickets are limited...DGT members only, £50 each, cheques made out to "Dorset Gardens Trust"

Apply by post with s.a.e and cheque to: 

Joan Dallyn, Wool House, Bugley, Gillingham, Dorset SP8 5RD

 

The Lecturers

Guided tour

We are very lucky to be given a guided tour by Nigel Hewish who has been the head gardener for 25 years.

Kingston Maurward House is a Georgian mansion built in 1720 by George Pitt. The formal gardens were laid out by Lord and Lady Hanbury, some in the 18th century, mostly during the 19th century. The college bought it from Lady Hanbury in 1947. We will be shown all around, including the formal gardens, Chinese garden, enjoy the Autumn colours by the lake, and hope-fully still be able to see the famous Salvia and Penstamen collections.

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