Membership of the DGT offers many benefits.

Each year the Trust organizes a series of visits and lectures for members within and outside the Dorset area. See our EVENTS section for the current programme.

Newsletter and Journal

Members also receive a Journal and newsletter with up-to-date and informed writing on many aspects of the garden, such as history of the garden and designed landscapes.

For the latest Newsletter, click here. The Journal is only published in hard copy, and is posted to members.

Grants and education

We have an active programme of recording the gardens, landscapes and garden buildings of importance in the County and we provide small grants to support important garden restoration works and bursaries. Our education outreach programme looks specifically at raising awareness of gardening and we run a number of programmes helping local schools develop green spaces within their setting.

Annual subscriptions


  • £15 for under 30s membership
  • £20 for single membership
  • £25 for joint membership
  • £30 for corporate membership

Membership runs from 1 January each year. For anyone joining after 1 September, their first subscription will cover the period to the end of the following year.

If you are interested in joining, please complete the printable APPLICATION FORM and send it with payment (cheque, standing order or bank transfer) to the address given on the form


please complete the CHARITY GIFT AID DECLARATION to help support us even further. 

We promise to respect the information you've given us; we will use it to administer your membership.  All data is managed in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation 2018 and our PRIVACY POLICY.

By completing and submitting the application form you are confirming that you have had the opportunity to read and understand the PRIVACY POLICY.


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