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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
Various events are planned throughout the year, for further details of all planned events please see the Events Page

***Would you like to help with our work? Could you offer time to take a vital role in helping the LGT?***

The LGT is currently looking for a new Secretary, details of the role and application information below.

Lancashire Gardens Trust (LGT) was formed in 2007 and aims to protect and promote designed landscapes in Lancashire – which includes historic gardens, public parks, memorial parks, and cemeteries which have both national and local historic value. 

We are seeking someone with an interest in historic landscapes  and/or landscape design who would act as an Executive  Member  and take the role of Secretary to the Executive. The Trust is now both a Charity and Registered Company and there are currently 7 members on the Executive.

 The principal duties include 

1.         Acting as an Executive member of the Committee and contributing to the administration and future planning to enable the Trust to                 carry out its Charity role.

2.         To act as Minutes Secretary for the Executive and to assist in organising the Annual General Meeting.

3.         To maintain current records at Companies House and the Charity Commission and file  reports as necessary

4.         To maintain electronic filing systems of key documents

 5.         To liaise with the LGT website Manager to assist in maintaining the LGT website.

 6.         To maintain hard copies of key charity and company documents as required

 7.         To liaise with The Gardens Trust on behalf of LGT.

This position is a part-time voluntary role – as it is for other Executive Members.  Computer equipment and any necessary training and assistance will be given – with on-going support from other members, e.g. assistance with Minute taking as required. 

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 (Vice-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.  

LATEST NEWS (Click on link to go to relevant page)

Future Events 

Tuesday 27th February - Bank Hall Snowdrops

For further details 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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