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Welcome to the new WHGT site

We are updating the WHGT site. A change at our old hosting company has forced an early transition to this new site. We will be continuing to add content to this site but, for the moment, it is a work in progress.
Some links will take you to the old site. Those pages will be transferred as soon as practical.

Tywi Gateway Trust Manager

Are you passionate about heritage and culture? Excited about developing an innovative and collaborative project? Have managerial experience of major restoration projects? Then this is a unique opportunity. You will lead a team making the Bishop’s Park an original and rewarding experience – an exciting new phase in the history of the site. A site which has at its heart the former Palace of the Bishops of St Davids – now Carmarthenshire County Museum.

You will be responsible to the Tywi Gateway Trust and will undertake the management of the Grade 11 Registered Bishop’s Park and the Tywi Gateway Centre – with emphasis on the successful delivery of the Heritage Lottery Funded ‘Parks for People’ project. Public access and enjoyment, education and training will be balanced with the protection and enhancement of the cultural, historic and ecological features.

You will need to demonstrate a flexible and innovative approach and ability to work to high standards within tight deadlines. Responsible initially for delivering the project and then for operational management including visitor services and promotion, staff and volunteers, financial & asset management and developing shared goals with the museum.

Starting salary: F/T, £35,000 per annum. Initially a three-year contract

For further information and to download a Job Description please visit the website:

Closing date for applications: Friday February 16 2018

Ymddiriedolaeth Drws i’r Dyffryn - Tywi Gateway Trust, Charitable Incorporated Organisation with voting Members and Trustees. CIO Registered No. 1167244. Committed to being an Equal Opportunities employer.

Join Us

Membership rates are as follows:
Individual £15, Joint £25, Student under 25 years £5, Corporate £50, Life member £350

Join using PayPal

If you are joining with PayPal, or making a one-off donation, and would like us to collect Gift Aid on your payment, please download the  Gift Aid declaration  and send the completed declaration to WHGT, The Bothy, Aberglasney, Llangathen, SA32 8QH. WHGT is a registered charity and can claim a tax refund on subscriptions as well as donations.

Join by form

To join, please complete the form and send it with the appropriate payment to:
WHGT, The Bothy, Aberglasney, Llangathen, SA32 8QH  (Tel: 01558 668998)

Donate to the WHGT

You can also help the WHGT by making a donation.

WHGT is a registered Charity. If you are a UK tax payer WHGT will be able to claim gift aid on your donation. Please download the Gift Aid form and send it completed to WHGT, The Bothy, Aberglasney, Llangathen, SA32 8QH


WHGT publishes a regular newsletter as the "WHGT Bulletin".

Branch committees also publish newsletters and other publications.

WHGT has over time published Trafodion and Gerddi.

The Bulletin

The Bulletin is a regular newsletter for WHGT members. The latest issue is here.

The Bulletin is edited by Glynis Shaw to whom items should be sent.

Some back issues are available here. A bibliography of early editions can be found here.



Gerddi was an occasional peer-reviewed publication produced by the WHGT. It featured topical research on historic parklands and gardens in Wales and beyond.

It is no longer produced.

Some editions are now available in electronic form:


Edited by Bettina Harden. There have been two issues of Trafodion, Nov 2011 and Nov 2012.

The issues of Trafodion are now out of print. Electronic copies will be made available soon through this page.

Other Publications

About the WHGT

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The Welsh Historic Gardens Trust (WHGT) is a national conservation and heritage charity set up to protect and conserve the historic parks and gardens in Wales.

The WHGT campaigns to save historic gardens and parks from neglect, indifference, insensitive planning and inappropriate planting for future generations.

Wales has many outstanding parks and gardens which are as much part of the Welsh heritage as the buildings and towns they were designed to complement.
WHGT aims to promote the cultural importance of these sites.

WHGT  aims to:

  • Raise the profile of parks and garden heritage in Wales which make such a rich and varied contribution to our landscape.
  • Promote interest and enjoyment in the beauty and diversity of Welsh parks and gardens including the famous and less well-known, large and small, formal and picturesque, to the widest audience to ensure their survival for future generations.
  • Promote the restoration and conservation of threatened parks and gardens, and those At Risk of becoming lost gardens, which are of special historic interest in Wales.
  • Research and document the garden history of Wales, an important element of the historic and cultural identity of the Nation.

The Trust promotes the enjoyment and understanding of all these landscapes through its program of visits, lectures and research activities.


Trust members enjoy a varied and interesting programme of events, including:

  • Garden visits
  • Lectures and Study Days
  • Researching the history of local gardens
  • Monitoring planning applications
  • Fund raising and publicity
  • Raising awareness of the garden heritage of Wales
  • Garden surveys
  • Practical conservation work

Please join if you are interested in the garden and parkland heritage of Wales.