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Promoting the enjoyment and conservation of Lancashire’s designed landscapes 

Lancashire Gardens Trust (LGT) is a not-for-profit voluntary organisation formed in 2007 and covers the present County of Lancashire and parts of Greater Manchester and Merseyside.  We are one of a national network of Gardens Trusts affiliated to the Association of Gardens Trusts which has over 7000 members. 

Lancashire has a rich heritage of deer parks with veteran trees, half-timbered and stone halls, landscaped parks, ice houses, walled kitchen gardens, seaside promenade gardens, ha-has and boundary walls, beautiful gardens and many splendid public parks.

We promote an awareness, appreciation and enjoyment of these landscapes.  They are our heritage - our green spaces in an intensely populated county. 

We organise an annual programme of guided visits and lectures,  undertake research and recording of these landscapes in collaboration with others, and also keep an eye on local planning applications.

Many of us are increasingly aware of the wealth and richness of our landscape - we must cherish what we have and also look to the future.

An elected Council of Officers manages the Trust and is developing a range of working groups.  At present these include: 

Conservation and Planning
Membership and Publicity
Research and Recording

Click on these groups to find out more about what they do and how you can help and get involved.

An Education working group is also in the early stages of formation - could you help?

**Some exciting news** was reported on Friday 23rd October; The Royal Horticultural Society is to develop a fifth garden in the North West (the others being Wisley Surrey, Hyde Hall Essex, Rosemoor Devon and Harlow Carr Yorkshire).
This will be on our doorstep in Salford at Worsley New Hall, once owned by the Duke of Bridgewater and then the Earl of Ellesmere.

The opening is projected for 2019, and the development will be the biggest spend by the RHS ever. One great advantage is that there is no enormous mansion to maintain – it was demolished.

Click here to view and print a membership application form.  
Visit our up-dated NOTICE BOARD to find related events and news and see member and visitor comments.  Send us your news and events for the page.
LATEST NEWS (Click on link to go to relevant page)

Future Events further events to be announced soon

Conservation and  Planning Update 

Research  - New  opportunities for volunteers.

New Newsletter available

Notice Board - Lancashire Gardens Trust vacancies


Site last updated: 24th May 2015. 

Patrons:  Sir Mark and  Lady Lennox-Boyd of Gresgarth Hall, Caton, Lancashire
            President:  Robert Parker DL of Browsholme Hall, near Clitheroe

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