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.

History & Aims

History & AimsThe County Gardens Trusts were started in 1989 to promote the conservation of historic parks and gardens, Dorset being one of the first.The Trusts are registered charities and come...

Join Us

Join UsMembership 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 page for the...


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