Events

An important aspect of the Trust is our Events Programme. We run a series of lectures, visits and social events throughout the year, to which guests are always welcome. These can include visits to sites where public access is limited.

We have garden visits throughout the year, spring and autumn lectures and a “Celebrity Lecture” at Leicester University. Previous speakers at this lecture have included Kim Wilkie, Chris Beardshaw, James Alexander Sinclair and Troy Scott Smith, to name but a few.

We also have an annual garden visiting holiday and two purely social events each year. See recent past events here. These contribute to our original aim when setting up the Trust to be a welcoming group.

Date/Time Event
23/07/2024
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Visit to Wildgoose Gardens and Nursery and Stone House Cottage Garden and Nursery, Shropshire by coach
Coach pick outside Leicester Botanic Gardens, Leicester
18/08/2024
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
A Guided Walk in Leicester: "A walk back in time down New Walk" with Stephen Barker guiding.
Victoria Park, Leicester England
01/09/2024 - 02/09/2024
All Day
Coach trip with an over night to Suffolk
Leicester Bowling Club, Leicester
12/09/2024
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Annual Lecture: “Revive your garden: breathing life, style and good-health back into your garden” with Nick Bailey
Sir Bob Burgess Building, Leicester Leicestershire
17/10/2024
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Autumn Lecture: Quenby Hall by Emma Scarborough
Leicester Bowling Club, Leicester
14/11/2024
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friends Evening
01/06/2025
All Day
Rutland Water Study Day (date to be confirmed)


News and Past Events

Visit Peter’s garden

Looking for the house number of Peter’s house I spotted a front garden with a young wisteria at the front and thought that will be it and was right.   As we went through the house we went into a splendid large kitchen and dining area with bifold doors which open out on to a broad terrace from which there is the garden. He has only lived there for 18 months, and it was the previous…

Visit Judith’s Garden.

I did not know what to expect when I went to visit Judith’s Garden.   What I found,  was a delight. When I arrived she was waiting for me on the pavement, where I was told that we have to go on a short walk before seeing the garden.  Within a very few minutes we were in a wonderful green space,  Glen Parva Nature Reserve Trail, with tall trees and paths leading to the Grand Union…

EXPLORING ELIZABETH BACON’s garden…………

How do YOU enjoy a garden?   I met with Elizabeth on May Day and we took a stroll down her garden, whilst I shared with her a few of my own thoughts.  For me, a garden is about all my senses (sight; sound; smell; taste and touch).  What treats might I find during my visit today? From the patio doors the paving leads to a small pathway and a delightful walkway past her kitchen door…

Bridgewater, Chatsworth and Felley Priory trip

Good Morning Steve Just to say a great big thank you to the L&RGT committee for arranging a superb couple of days visiting Bridgewater, Chatsworth and Felley Priory.   I had a great time, and managed to restrain my plant purchases, but buying the same plants from RHS Bridgewater, and then smaller, but 1/2 the price @ Felley Priory!  I will try to keep track and see which are most successful!  They all had a good drink when…

Trip to Kelmscott Manor and Buscot Park

The weather was perfect and 28 members had a very successful trip to Kemscott Manor and Buscot Park near Lechlade. It was and early start at 8:00am but this enabled us to spend more time there. Kelmscott Manor Kelmscott Manor has had a major restoration. The following is taken from the Observer on 26th March 2022 and describes some of the changes that we saw: For William Morris, the Oxfordshire village of Kelmscott was “heaven…

Annual 2022 Lecture: Bridgewater Garden: Horticulture, Landscape and Wildlife

We were very lucky to have Marcus Chilton-Jones the curator of the new RHS Garden Bridgewater giving this lecture. Around 120 people enjoyed a fantastic presentation on the development and future of Bridgewater. This is an important event for raising funds for our education programme. We have not got all the costs in yet but anticipate making at least £500. Thanks to all of you who attended and helped sell tickets. A few of his…

Village walk round Mountsorrell led by Janet Spavold followed by full afternoon tea 2022

28 friends joined this walk. The sun stayed out and Janet gave us a great explanation of the development of Mountsorrell. The town developed around a major transport route which required 32 large coaching inns to service the travellers. The town was also divided by two manors. The North Manor was gifted by William the Conqueror to his nephew who developed the manor and many very large houses remain today and were pointed out to…

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