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.