About Us

The Cornwall Gardens Trust, first formed in 1988, works to raise awareness of this county’s garden heritage and to conserve and foster it for the benefit of present and future generations.

More than 220 members support our aims to encourage appropriate garden restoration and conservation, the creation of new gardens, and our encouragement of primary and secondary schools and young people to participate in the care and enjoyment of designed landscapes.

There is also an annual programme of garden visits, regular Newsletters, and an annual Journal to enjoy.

Our garden heritage is unique and precious – and we need to save it from inappropriate development and neglect. We seek to encourage continuing public awareness and appreciation of garden land.

By agreement with the owners, Cornwall Gardens Trust researches and records gardens of interest for an archival county record. We organise a varied programme of events and visits, and are also involved in education projects.

Becoming a member enables you to show your support for our important work and offers opportunities to meet others through the events and social programmes. Cornwall Gardens Trust is a founder member of The Association of Gardens Trusts, which links over 6000 Gardens Trust members throughout the country.

You will find details about all the Trust’s activities on this site but, for any more general information, please contact our Secretary by email to cgtsecretary@gmail.com.

Membership application form

New Members Welcome Letter

The Cornwall Gardens Trust engages with young people, through schools, clubs and colleges to encourage them to participate in the care and enjoyment of designed landscapes. The CGT awards grants and bursaries to support horticultural education and research to learning establishments as well as to individuals. If you would like more information please visit this page, contact cgteducation@gmail.com or complete the application form:

CGT bursary application form


Spring 2021 Newsletter

Garden Visits 2021

The CGT trustees are absolutely delighted to finally be able to announce that our wonderful CGT guided garden visits may resume in accordance with the government ‘road map’ for opening and relaxation of lockdown restrictions.  We have consulted closely with the garden owners and the following events are now in place:

Please find attached the booking form with further details of the visit.  Please return your completed form together with relevant payment to Dorinda Charnaud as indicated.  We very much look forward to being able to meet up with everyone again and to share our interest in Cornwall’s facinating gardens and heritage.

Garden Visits Booking Form

Virtual Garden Visits
The CGT plans to jointly host with the Devon Gardens Trust online winter 2021/2022 talks on the “Unforgettable Gardens of the South West”. If any members would like to contribute please get in touch with Angela Read our administration assistant on cgtsecretary@gmail.com