About us

The Oxfordshire Gardens Trust (OGT) is a thriving society, established in 2002, to promote the understanding, enjoyment and protection of Oxfordshire’s parks and gardens.
If you’re interested in Oxfordshire gardens and garden design, then why don’t you join us or come to one of our events to find out more?

We are affiliated to the national Association of Gardens Trusts, and in 2011 we hosted the AGT annual conference at Worcester College, Oxford. 

In 2012, the Trust was awarded a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund for a two-year project to survey the walled gardens of the county – the first of its type in the country. If you would like to know more, or to volunteer, then have a look on our walled gardens page.Become a Member Click here

What we do

    • Visits to parks and gardens, the majority of which are not normally open to the public, in the spring and summer months.
    • Evening lectures by speakers who are experts in their field in the autumn and winter months. These are normally held at Kellogg College, 62 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6PN 
    • Carrying out research and recording on historic parks and gardens. We are currently undertaking a project to record the county’s walled kitchen gardens, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund
    • Monitoring and commenting on planning applications affecting Oxfordshire parks, gardens and landscapes. More information is available on our Planning page
    • Publication of a twice-yearly newsletter. Copies of previous newsletters are available on our Newsletter page 

    All of our events offer a chance to meet other members in a convivial atmosphere, and we offer a glass of wine at all our lectures.

    We have started to develop a county-wide inventory of all sites of historic interest and to make this available on the Parks and Gardens pages of this website.

    We plan to extend our activities to working with schools, publishing research and encouraging restoration projects. We also hope to offer advice and guidance to owners on the issues and challenges facing them.

Our activities

  • A programme of visits to parks and gardens that are not normally open to the public. 

    A series of evening lectures by speakers who are experts in their field. These are normally held at Kellogg College, 62 Banbury Road, Oxford. 

    A project to record the walled gardens of the county, using trained volunteers to research the history of these sites and to survey what remains on the ground. 

    Commenting on planning applications.