Past Events from Avon Gardens Trust

Over the years, Avon Gardens Trust have organised a number of events throughout the area. These range from garden visits, talks on historical garden topics or people, annual general meetings, fund rasing events to study days.

Members and guests are encouraged to join us and share in the garden history of our region.

Here is a list of our past events. Details of some of these events may be found in the Bulletins or Newsletters as reports.

Snowdrops in Spring, Cammerton Court
Date Place Area Type
April 24 The garden at South Kelding Upton Cheyney Visit
March 24 The Edwardian Architect and Garden Designer Harry Inigo Triggs with Dr Wendy Bishop Bath Lecture
Feb 24 The Architect and Landscape Designer Thomas Archer with Dr helen Lawrence-Beaton Bath Lecture
Jan 24 Neo-Palladianism and the Eighteenth Century Landscape with Dr Carole Fry Bath Lecture
Oct 23 The Life of Brenda Colvin with Trish Gibson Bath Lecture & AGM
Sept 23 Behind the Scenes at Tyntesfield with Head Gardener Paul Evans Wraxall Visit
July 23 Caisson House Bath Visit
June-23 'High Glanau Manor and Wyndcliffe Court' Monmouth Visit
April-23 'The Ornamental Wilderness in the English Garden with James Bartos' Bath Lecture
March-23 'Edwardian Country Life - the story of H Avery Tipping with Helena Gerrish' Bath Lecture
February-23 'A Haunt of Ancient Peace-the Evolving Arts & Crafts gardens of the early twentieth century' with Marion Mako Bath Lecture
February- 23 Snowdrops at Painswick Rococo Garden Painswick, Glocs. Visit
January-23 'The Great God of Pan' with Prof. Timothy Mowl Bath Lecture
October -22 'Verdure is the most Perfect Refreshment' - Jane Austen & the English Landscape Garden with Dr. Laura Mayer Bath Lecture
October-22 'Muddy Wellies and Dusty Archives' with Prof. Timothy Mowl Bath AGM and Lecture
September-22 Sezincote House and Gardens Moreton in the Marsh Visit
June-22 Great Chalfield House and Gardens Melksham Visit
May-22 'Natures Favourite Child' - with Dr Cathryn Spence Bath Lecture
May-22 Walled Garden of Bowood and Capability Brown Calne Visit
February-22 Snowdrops at Colesbourne Gardens Cotswolds Visit
October-21 Rodmarton Manor House, and Garden Tetbury Visit
October-21 'American Garden meets English Landscape' Bristol AGM & Lecture
September-21 Dewstow Gardens &; Grottoes Caerwent Visit
July-21 Iford Manor Garden Iford Visit
June-21 Wortley House Garden Wooton Under Edge Visit
2020 There were no visits or talks arranged in 2020 due to Government Covid 19 restrictions
October-19 AGM and The Colours of Tyntesfield Wraxall AGM & Visit
July-17 Eastleach House Garden Cirencester Visit
June-19 Halswell House & Park Bridgewater Visit
April-18 Gardens of Goldney Hall and Clifton Hill House Bristol Visit
Feb-19 Spring at Ston Easton Ston Easton, Somerset Visit
Oct-18 Autumn Colours of South Kelding Upton Cheyney Visit
Oct-18 Veitch Plant Hunters and Pioneers Long Ashton AGM & Talk
Jun-18 Stancombe Park Dursley Visit
Jun-18 Open Garden at Little Naish Clapton in Gordano Fund raising
April-18 Humphry Repton - By Nature So Romantic Leigh Court Study Day
Apr-18 Parish's House Bath Visit
Aug-17 The Pavillions Bristol AGM and visit
Jun-17 St Peters Hospice Bristol Visit
Feb-18 Cammerton Court Bath Visit
Nov-16 Rosemary Verey Bristol Talk
Sep-16 Pen Mill Farm and Durslade Farm by coach Somerset Visit
Aug-16 AGM at Little Naish Clapton in Gordano AGM and visit
Jun-16 Walk around the Sylvia Crowe landscape, Cumberland Basin Bristol Walk n Talk
May-16 Tormarton Court Old Sodbury Visit
Sep-15 King Weston Sudy Day Bristol Lecture series.
Aug-15 AGM at Newton Park Bath AGM and visit
Aug-15 Bishops Knoll Bristol Walk
Jun-15 Open Garden at Little Naish Clapton in Gordano Fundraising
May-15 Laskett Gardens and Hellens Manor Hereford Visit
Nov-14 Paradise Lost Bristol Talk
Oct-14 Milton Lodge Gardens Visit
Sep-14 Camers Visit
Aug-14 Serridge House Visit
Jul-14 Three Open Gardens at Chew Stoke Chew Stoke Fundraising
Jul-14 AGM at Barrow Court Nr Bristol AGM and visit
Jun-14 Bristol Botanic Garden Bristol Visit
May-14 Plant Origins Bristol Talk
Oct-13 Autumn Colours of Tyntesfield Nr Bristol Visit
Sep-13 Dyrham Park - Behind the Scenes Bath Visit
Aug-13 Yeo Valley Organic Garden Chew Valley Visit
Jul-13 AGM at Acton Court Acton AGM and visit
Jun-13 Kings Weston Estate Bristol Visit
Apr-13 Therapeutic Landscapes Bristol Talk
Oct-12 Tortworth Court Tortworth Visit
Aug-12 Special Plants Nursery and Garden Bath Visit
Aug-12 Westonbirt School Italian Garden Westonbirt Visit
Jul-12 25th Anniversary AGM at Goldney Bristol AGM and visit
Jun-12 A summer Garden in Bathampton Bathampton Visit
Jun-12 The Italian Garden at Westonbirt School Bristol Talk
May-12 Clevedon Court Clevedon Visit
Apr-13 Snowdrops in Spring Cammerton Visit
Mar-12 Fern Fever - The Story of Pteridomania Talk
Oct-11 Campfield Abbots Leigh Visit
Sept-11 Ston Easton Park Visit
Jul-11 Harptree Court Harptree AGM and visit
Jun-11 Watcombe Visit
May-11 Women Gardeners Talk
Apr-11 Algars Manor and Algars Mill Visit
Oct-10 Rivals in Arcady Talk
Sept-10 Beechwell House Goose Green Visit
Jul-10 Camerton Court Bath AGM and visit
Jun-10 Hanham Court Bristol/Bath Visit
Apr-10 Royal Victoria Park & Botanical Gardens Bath Visit
Jul-09 Banwell Caves Banwell Visit
Jun-09 St. George, Bristol, 28 Kensington Road and St. George Park Bristol Visit
Sept-08 Emmaus House Clifton, Bristol AGM and visit
Jul-08 Sydney Gardens, Bath Bath Visit
Jul-08 Warmley Open Day Bristol Stand
Jun-08 Bristol University’s Botanic Garden Bristol Visit
May-08 Troopers Hill Bristol Visit
May-08 Bath House Bath Visit
Apr-08 The Rise of the Professional Gardener Bristol Talk
Sep-07 Cotswold Farm Visit
Jul-07 Lady Farm. Chelwood AGM and visit
Jun-07 Marlwood Grange and Thornbury Castle Thornbury Visit
May-07 Arts and Crafts Gardens Bristol Talk
Sep-06 Stancombe Park Dursley Visit
Jul-06 Blaise Castle Estate Bristol Visit
Jun-06 Dewstow and Veddw Visit
May-06 The Garden Seat Talk
Apr-06 Highgrove Tetbury Visit
Sep-05 Arnos Vale Cemetery Bristol Visit
Jul-05 Prior Park Garden Bath Tour
Jun-05 Cothay Manor Then and Now Taunton Tour
May-05 The Garden at Tyntesfield Bristol Talk
Apr-05 Stoke Park Bristol Tour
Sep-03 Swainswick Bath Visit
Sep-03 St Catherine's Court Visit
Jun-03 Cantax House Visit
Jul-02 Sydney Gardens Bath Visit
May-02 Clifton Communal Gardens Bristol
Apr-03 Tyntesfield Nr Bristol Visit
Jun-01 Stoke Park and Dower House Bristol Visit
May-01 Banwell Caves Banwell Visit
Jul-00 Newton Park Nr Bath Visit
Jun-96 Ozleworth Park Visit
May-95 Stancombe Park Dursley Visit