Henbury Hall
Cheshire has a great wealth of parks and gardens, both historic and modern. Some are well known and beautiful while others have been lost forever. Some are hidden and are ready to be rediscovered. CGT works at different levels to identify, conserve and promote those gardens through enthusiastic volunteers, professionals, owners, managers and other organisations.

Research and Recording: CGT is documenting these historic designed landscapes from the medieval times to the 21st century. Volunteers have also been digitally transferring the ledgers of Caldwell Nurseries which operated in Knutsford for nearly 200 years. For more information see Caldwells Nurseries Project website

Protecting Cheshire's Parks and Gardens (Planning and Conservation):
Our parks and gardens are always under threat of loss or questionable change. CGT takes an active role in assessing planning applications and making considered comment on important sites such as Marie Louise Gardens (Didsbury), 'BeWilderwood' Outdoor Adventure Attraction at Tatton Park and High Speed Rail 2.

History and Development of Parks and Gardens:
History is much more than dates and plants; it is about people, ideas and aspirations. Owners, designers, gardeners, managers, nurserymen, writers and artists have all influenced the garden. You can find information on some gardens at Historic England's list of sites in Cheshire

Education and Training: To help you understand gardens, CGT has numerous visits to different gardens and often with a specific focus. These form part of an education theme along with specific training events such as reading historic maps and even training in reading horrible handwriting! Other events have focused on IT skills, plant propagation, etc. Let us know here what you would like to do and we will try to do it.

News Archive

January (2)
NOTE: Amended Date for the RHS Bridgewater Talk
It's not too late to book for our Lecture on Helebores on Saturday 20th January
December (1)
RHS WISLEY Trees Petition Success but more work needed
November (2)
This Christmas, give a present to last a whole year
Members Meet-Up in Lancaster: 10.30-4pm, 1st December 2017
October (3)
Edward Kemp Symposium on 18 Oct at The Palace Room, Floral Pavillion, New Brighton
Results from Kemp's Anniversary Year Walks around Cheshire Parks
Learn about 'The 1737 New Cut of the River Dee' on 18th Nov
September (4)
CGT's Conservation & Planning Group act to protect parkland registered Grade II
Look at the Events Tab for CGT's Autumn/Winter Programme
The Woodland Trust say 'the biggest single threat from development to ancient woodland is HS2'
Book now for 2017/18 Leisure Courses at Reaseheath College
August (2)
500 Wisley trees under threat from A3 road widening proposals
New Photographs of Summer Events in our Gallery
July (1)
All Summer Events now fully booked
June (2)
Final Summer Events - 15th July Fully Booked but still time to book for 16th August visit
Double Rosettes for CGT at the Royal Cheshire County Show
May (3)
Make a Note/Lend a Hand - Cheshire Show Dates for your June Diary
Dibleys' 28th Chelsea Gold
Check your Post Now for our latest Events Mailing
April (1)
POSTPONEMENT of Fern Workshop at Henbury Hall
March (2)
Hot Off the Press! Kemp - CGT's Second Publication is available Now
Important Diary Date: CGT AGM on 27 April
February (4)
Kemp Walks in Cheshire Parks during 2017
Lecture Sat 18 March - Celebrating Edward Kemp Bicentenary
Reminder:- St Petersburg Lecture Sat 11 Feb
2015 Newsletters now added to the archive
November (2)
Memorial Service: Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor
Caldwell-Still Growing
October (2)
CGT phone number
Lottery Funding Secures Future of P&G UK Database
September (2)
CB 2016 Textile Trail exhibition
CGT Visit to Sweden in September 2016
August (1)
CGT visit to Somerford Garden raises £136.00 for the NGS
July (3)
CGT Member Mary Moxon in medal award at the RHS Tatton Park Flower Show 2016
Donation to St Luke's Hospice
2016 Summer Fundraiser Success
June (5)
CGT at the Royal Cheshire Show and the Arley Garden Festival
Event on Wednesday 15th June is cancelled
Magnolia "Elizabeth" progress report
Summer Social Event 4th June 2016
Places for Sweden Garden Tour 2016
May (3)
Thanks to volunteers at the AGM
RHS Garden Bridgewater
Summer BBQ and Fundraiser
April (7)
Rhododendron Workshop 12th May
TGT Conference, 1-4 September
The Hyning, Lancs.
Sweden Garden Tour 2016 Update No 3
CGT AGM 14th April at Tabley House
2016 Cheshire Plant Fairs
CGT New Web Site
March (3)
Caldwell Book Published February 2016
New Home for King Canute
December (1)
Lord Ashbrook's 80th Birthday
November (1)
New RHS Garden
July (1)
CGTs & GHS: Latest merger news

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