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WHGT 35th AGM Saturday 7 September 2024 Aberystwyth University

Friday 6 September 6pm Drinks Reception
School of Art, Buarth Mawr, Aberystwyth SY23 1NG by permission of Prof Catrin Webster. There will be an exhibition of Landscape and Garden Art from the collections of the School

Saturday 7 September AGM
Penglais Campus, Aberystwyth SY23 3BY
Introduction and Welcome by the Vice Chancellor Prof Jon Timmis.
Lecture by Trish Gibson author of the biography of Landscape designer Brenda Colvin.
After lunch
Guided Tours of the Grade II* Penglais Campus, parts of which were designed by Brenda Colvin

Sunday 8 September Visit to Hafod.
Grade I eighteenth century Picturesque Landscape.
Now managed by the National Trust.
Optional lunch at the Hafod Arms, Devils Bridge.

It will be possible to book inexpensive rooms in the Aberystwyth University Bunkhouse or there is a choice of hotels in town and nearby.
Booking will be available online


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    Sending a cheque payable to WHGT to Joanna Davidson, Pandy Treban, Bryngwran, Holyhead,Anglesey,
    LL65 3YW

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    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. An index for articles in the Bulletin, Trafodion and Gerddi can be found here.

    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.

    All back issues are available here, together with two early newsletters. 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 which can be downloaded using the links below.

    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.