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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

RICHARD JENNISON deceased 01.03.2017


It is with great sadness that I inform the members of the death of our past chairman, Richard Jennison. He had been suffering from pulmonary fibrosis for two years which seemed to be under control but following a recent infection he was admitted into hospital, where he died on 1st March.
Adele and Richard have been staunch supporters of Lancashire Gardens Trust since our inception in 2007; we have enjoyed his cheerful company at our events, and Richard very willingly came forward to lend his talents on our council. He was an able and sympathetic guide through many momentous decisions; we could rely on him to smooth difficulties in ways which kept the organisation working well. He persevered through difficult negotiations to secure our charitable status.
There have been many memorable occasions. During our 3-day event in Grange held for the national Gardens Trust we were a splendid team and earned warm praise for an efficiently organised series of events. Most recently our 10th anniversary was greatly enjoyed, with our gourmet picnics complemented perfectly by Richard’s choice of delicious fizz. In his farewell speech at the Annual General Meeting in Fleetwood he looked back on his 6-year term as chairman and recalled our research initiative with Lancashire County Council; he also emphasised the quality and content of our many garden visits and study days, which he said had broadened his appreciation of Lancashire’s Historic Designed Landscapes.
Our team of researchers continue to investigate these landscapes; the aim is to record them in detail so that whenever a threat occurs we have the information to defend them. Adele has kindly selected Lancashire Gardens Trust as a chosen charity; those wishing to make a donation in Richard’s memory are invited to send a cheque to the treasurer or to arrange a bank transfer. If you wish to gift aid your donation and have not made a gift aid declaration with the Lancashire Gardens Trust, please just state your name, initials and full address and we will do the rest.

 A direct bank transfer can be made to –

Lancashire Gardens Trust

Sort code 089299

A/C No. 65261512                  Please reference the payment with RRJ and your name.

 Cheques in favour of ‘Lancashire Gardens Trust’ please to the treasurer –

 Dr Martin Hawkins

Moss Lane House

Green Lane


Lancs PR3 2TQ          mandj1966@btinternet.com


Elaine Taylor


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.  


Future Events 

Next event information coming soon!
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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