Tree measuring
Helping schools
Flanders and Swann

Hertfordshire Gardens Trust

Registered Charity 1010093

For over 20 years the HGT has been actively involved in researching historic landscapes in Hertfordshire, protecting them for future generations to enjoy and, through our education work, encouraging children and schools to get involved with horticulture. We also run a popular programme of outings, lectures and fundraising events for members. Please read more of what we do on this website.

The Trust's new Constitution, adopted on July 16, 2013, is available as a downloadable file click here to download


  • Hertfordshire Life talks to our Chairman. Follow this link
  • 2014 Spring Summer Wheelbarrow Workshops. Apply now. Go to Schools page.
  • Practical Propagation day on April the 2nd. Go to Events page.
  • Trees and Treemongers - a course of six Talks and Walks in June and July. Booking details available soon.

Researching into the county’s historic parks and gardens to build
comprehensive records for use at county and national level

Working with schools to develop and sustain their grounds for
enjoyment and as a resource for the curriculum

Working with English Heritage and the Garden History Society to
protect and preserve Hertfordshire's landscape heritage

Providing an annual programme of events, lectures and
visits for Gardens Trust members and their friends

From the President:

After the success of the twentieth anniversary year in 2011, it is impressive that the pace of the Hertfordshire Gardens Trust has not slackened.  On the contrary, all departments are flourishing and alongside serious work there is much to look forward to in the 2013 programme of events.  I would like to thank our Chairman very much for leading the Trust so ably during this year and indeed many other years in the past.