"2019 proved to be another exciting year where we strived to foster and embrace new members, develop our partnerships, build on research and our success in reaching new audiences."
Elaine Johnson, Chair of Northamptonshire Gardens Trust
Northamptonshire Gardens Trust is a member of The Gardens Trust, a national charity representing 34 County Gardens Trusts dedicated to the research and conservation of designed landscapes in England and Wales.
Our vision …
To inspire and broaden cultural experiences of landscapes, gardens and parkland.
We aim to …
encourage a greater awareness of our County’s gardens, parklands and designed landscapes
research, document and share surveys of the County’s gardens, parklands and landscapes
foster good relationships between interested parties in the promotion and conservation of those landscapes
encourage the creation of new parks and gardens
provide advice on the restoration and maintenance of historic gardens
learn about great Northamptonshire gardens and the people who shaped them
encourage a wider, more diverse audience to visit, learn about and enjoy the County’s landscapes.
Organisation of the Trust
President: Susie Pasley-Tyler
Chair/PR: Elaine Johnson
Vice Chair/Editor: Sue Groves
Membership Secretary: Gwen Tobin
Treasurer/Company Secretary: Bryn Smart
Secretary: Jenny Burt
Conservation: Christine Addison
Education: Carol Fitzgerald
Events: David Banner, David Bond and Jenny Burt
Marketing: Pam Webbley
Research and Recording: Elizabeth Taylor, Brenda Lofthouse, Stephen Radley
The Gardens Trust Voting representative: Adrian Smith .
We endeavour to keep good relationships with local authorities and owners and to watch out for any threats to the historic designed landscapes. Please contact us if you have any concerns.
As a newcomer to the county the Gardens Trust was very welcoming and it is nice to be with like minded people. I find it very interesting and didn’t realise the depth and scope of the work carried out.” Brenda