Avon Garden Trust Events

The Trust holds regular meetings and visits to some parks and gardens not normally open to the public. Guests are always welcome.

Full detail of events are shown below. Use the booking link for any event listed.

Book AGT Events

Booking is required for all events so we can cater for numbers attending.

Further details of all AGT events and booking detail may be obtained from Peter Hills – [email protected] or phone 07748507166

Snowdrops in Spring, Cammerton Court
Snowdrops in Spring at Cammerton Court

Upcoming Events

Garden History Research Day

Tuesday, 23 April 2024 - 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

In Conjunction with neighbouring County Gardens Trusts, we are holding a Garden History Research Day at the History Centre, Chippenham This day is free and open to any of our members who would like to learn how to research garden history with Avon Gardens Trust. No experience is necessary. We will have a number of speakers as well as being shown documents from the archives. We are sharing the Research Day with fellow Garden Trusts from...

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A Lecture - 'Bath Spa Gardens'

A Lecture - 'Bath Spa Gardens'

Saturday, 27 April 2024 - 2:30 pm - 4:15 pm

A lecture by Christopher Pound  at the Bath Royal Scientific and Literary Institute, Queen Square Bath. BA1 2HN. Commencing 2.30pm in the Elwin Room. Legacy of Spa Gardens.  Gardens have always been an essential attribute for European spa towns. The illustrated presentation will explore how the principal spa gardens in Bath informed the architecture and development of the terraces and crescents in the city.  Walking in gardens was an essential diversion from treatments at the...

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Visit to Parsonage Farm

Visit to Parsonage Farm

Tuesday, 14 May 2024 - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

A private visit to the gardens at Parsonage Farm, Parsonage Lane, Publow, BS39 4HP An early 20th century woodland and plantsman's garden Parsonage Farm comprises 20 acres of fields and garden on a sheltered hillside in Publow, with 400m of frontage onto the river Chew. It is unusual in having a mix of soils, with Somerset rich loam and coal but also including a strip of greensand approx. 50-100m wide which allows ericaceous plants to...

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Open Garden for Hospice Charity

Open Garden for Hospice Charity

Saturday, 1 June 2024 - Sunday, 2 June 2024 - 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Member Trish Gibson is opening her garden at Badgworth Court Barn, Stone Allerton, Axbridge, BS26 2NQ. Entry is £5, children free. Home-made teas in aid of Weston Hospicecare. Plants for sale. Well behaved dogs on leads welcome.

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A visit to the gardens of Belcombe Court

A visit to the gardens of Belcombe Court

Wednesday, 12 June 2024 - 2:00 pm - 4:15 pm

We have arranged a private visit to the Gardens of Belcombe Court, Bradford on Avon. We will be led on the tour by garden historian Professor Timothy Mowl. The neo-classical, picturesque-style gardens and 60 acres of parkland surround the mellow jumble of cobbled and fern-filled courtyards and gothic archways. The landscaped garden at Belcombe is registered by English Heritage as being of special historic interest. A blend of restored 18th century features and contemporary additions...

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A Visit to Bradley Court

A Visit to Bradley Court

Wednesday, 3 July 2024 - 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

We have arranged a private visit to the Registered Park and Garden at Bradley Court, Wootton Under Edge We will be led around this historic landscape, almost unchanged since Jan Kip drew it in the early eighteenth century, by the owner, Helene Gammack. Bradley Court is a 16th century country house just outside the small Cotswold town of Wotton-under-Edge. The house and grounds feature in Sir Robert Atkyns ‘The Ancient and Present State of Gloucestershire’...

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A visit to two gardens in Wells

A visit to two gardens in Wells

Wednesday, 24 July 2024 - 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

A morning visit to Stoberry Park then afternoon visit to nearby Milton Lodge with tea, cake and guided tour. Stobury Park– morning visit with coffee, cake and light lunch With breathtaking views over the Wells and the Vale of Avalon, this six acre family garden, planted sympathetically within its landscape, provides a stunning combination of vistas accented with wildlife ponds, water features, sculpture, a gazebo, rose garden, lime walk and 1½ acre walled garden. Borders are...

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Annual General Meeting and Lecture

Saturday, 12 October 2024 - 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

The meeting will be held at the Bath Royal Scientific and Literary Institution in Queen Square, Bath, BA1 2HN commencing 2.30pm in the Elwin Room. The Annual General Meeting will commence at 2.30pm followed by refreshments. The lecture with Laura Mayer will commence at 3.00PM. the subject will be Chinoiserie - details to follow. Price for the lecture - Members £12.00, Guests £15.00. Members attending the AGM alone are free. For booking use the link...

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