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Lancashire Gardens Trust
is a not-for-profit voluntary organisation formed in 2007 and covers the present County of Lancashire and parts of Greater Manchester and Merseyside.  We are one of a national network of Gardens Trusts affiliated to The Gardens Trust which has over 7000 members. 

We work to:

  • Raise awareness of Lancashire's wealth of designed landscapes.  They are our heritage! 
  • Research, record and protect these landscapes
  • Monitor local planning applications.

Read our latest newsletter here

The Mount, Fleetwood
We are delighted to share the news that Wyre Council have been awarded a £2 million grant by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Big Lottery Fund to continue its work to revive the Mount Pavilion and Gardens in Fleetwood. For full details read the announcement here

 AUDREY DAWSON 1938 – 2018

It is with great sadness that I announce the death of Audrey, a dear friend and colleague in the society. I invited Audrey to join us at our inception in 2007 knowing that she would share our aims. Her knowledge of planning matters came from her involvement with CPRE and this was much appreciated during our discussions on planning applications and their possible effect on parks and gardens. 

She had no hesitation in accepting an invitation to serve on our council and brought her organisational skills into force whenever a new system was needed. Home-made biscuits came with the job. She took over as minutes secretary 3 years ago and organised our Annual General Meetings with efficiency. She also planned some events, the most recent being a visit to Downham Hall, home of the Assheton family, which was greatly enjoyed by many. One Annual Meeting was held in Wray and Audrey was delighted when we met in a tiny chapel in the fields; she grew up on a farm nearby and told us about her early years there as a ‘country lass’ and how this had encouraged her love of beautiful nature. 
We remember Audrey with love and appreciation.
We are especially grateful for the legacy she bequeathed to us in her will; we shall ensure her generosity is commemorated in a suitable way.
Elaine Taylor
 Our next event is to Myerscough College - for further details of all planned events please see the Events Page

If you feel you would like to be more active within our friendly group, we would be glad to hear from you.  Please contact  Elaine Taylor (Chair) on 01204 496696  or email:   emtaylorgardens@gmail.com   for more information.


An elected Council of Officers manages the Trust and is developing a range of working groups.  At present these include: 

Click on these groups to find out more about what they do and how you can help and get involved.

An Education working group is also in the early stages of formation - could you help?

Click here to view and print a membership application form.  


Future Events 

Tuesday 24th July - Myerscough College
For further details of future events see Events page


Conservation and  Planning Update 

Research  - New  opportunities for volunteers.

Read the latest Newsletter

Notice Board - Lancashire Gardens Trust vacancies


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