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WHGT Small Grants Scheme

 Welsh Historic Gardens Trust  Small Grants Scheme

This scheme is now being run for the second year.

HRH the Prince of Wales Patron of WHGT launched  the new Small Grants Scheme at Dyffryn Gardens last year to mark the WHGT 25th Anniversary.

This scheme is to support historic parks and gardens throughout Wales involved with small conservation projects, site surveys, and projects which promote public access, interest and enjoyment.


Apply for a grant

WHGT will award the first grants of up to £500 in November 2015

For Application form : pdf

Terms and Conditions: pdf

Applications must be submitted by 30 September. Successful applications will be made public by the end of 2015


Can you help to make the WHGT Small Grants Scheme Great?

Please donate generously so that this scheme can be sustainable to support the conservation of Welsh gardens.

Cheques may also be sent to: WHGT Small Grants Scheme,
Aberglasney Gardens, Llangathen, Carmarthenshire. SA32 8QH 

To make your donation go further please consider a gift aid declaration.


Dyffryn Gardens Special

Dyffryn Gardens voted the most special place in Wales

Dyffryn Gardens in the Vale of Glamorgan has been voted as the most special place in Wales.

Thousands of people across the country voted for 12 weeks as part of National Trust Wales' search to find the nation's most treasured place.

The Edwardian gardens scooped more than a third of the final votes and was nominated for its breathtaking landscaped gardens.



Gardens Trusts


Association of Gardens Trusts

The Association of Gardens Trusts

The national charity representing 36 County Gardens Trusts

AGT/GHS Merger Resolution and the Presentation to Gilly Drummond

The result of the significant vote taken at the AGT AGM on Friday 24 July at Newcastle for AGT to merge with the Garden History Society to create The Gardens Trust.

The vote was as follows
24 in favour
7 against
1 abstention.

The AGT meeting ended with presentations of the ‘Memories of Gardens Trusts’ scrapbook to founders of the AGT Lorna McRobie and Gilly Drummond OBE for their years of dedication and commitment to the gardens trust movement.

The Scrapbook, Memories of Gardens Trusts, which was presented to Gilly Drummond and Lorna McRobie at the AGT AGM on Friday the 24 July, which celebrates the work of the AGT/CGTs can now be viewed at:
MEMORIES of Gardens Trusts
If you would like to purchase a copy of the book please follow the link below:
Memories of Gardens Trusts - Blurb Book Preview

Grateful thanks to all who sent in contributions, memories and pictures. (Those contributions that could not be included because of shortage of space, or if they arrived too late, have been handed to Gilly).
Thanks to all those trusts and individuals who contributed financially, a truly remarkable sum of over £1100 was collected for the presentation.

Gilly Drummond was thrilled to hear that the annual Volunteer of the Year Award will continue and will be re-named the Gilly Drummond Volunteer of the Year Award.
This generous fund is sufficient to finance the future running of this annual award and any dedicated activity to encourage CGT volunteers.

Visit http://gardenstrusts.org.uk/ for up to date information, contacts and forthcoming events

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National Botanic Garden of Wales


Get involved at the National Botanic Garden of Wales this summer.
From 20th July until the end of September Dyfed Archaeological Trust will be working with the National Botanic Garden of Wales to explore what remains of the Regency period water park created by William Paxton in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
Anyone who volunteers for a week or more has the chance to gain accreditation in the form of the BAJR Skills Passport. 
If you would like to take part please email HollyMae - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it