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. These contribute to our original aim when setting up the Trust to be a welcoming group.

Date/Time Event
2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
A guided walk around Thrussington and afternoon tea
Thrussington Village Green, Thrussington
14/06/2021 - 18/06/2021
All Day
A 5-day holiday to Norfolk
All Day
Rutland Water Study Day
Harbour Cafe, Rutland Water, Whitwell Rutland
All Day
Coach trip to Westbrooke House & Cottestbrooke Hall
Coach pick outside Leicester Botanic Gardens, Leicester
All Day
Coach trip to RHS Garden Bridgewater
Coach pick outside Leicester Botanic Gardens, Leicester
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Chris Beardshaw gives our Annual Lecture
Ken Edwards Lecture Theatre 1,, Leicester
All Day
Coach trip to Caughton Court & Morton Hall Gardens (date to be confirmed)
Coach pick outside Leicester Botanic Gardens, Leicester
7:30 pm
Lecture on public parks
Leicester Bowling Club, Leicester
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friends Evening
Leicester Bowling Club, Leicester
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Winter Lunch (date to be confirmed)
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Past Events

Winter trip to Chippenham Park 2020

Chippenham Park

Our winter trip was to Chippenham Park in Cambridgeshire. This is a garden in winter which is well worth seeing, it has been said to have the best display of snowdrops in East Anglia, I can vouch for that, and there are many other species of plants and shrubs with winter interest. A good lunch at a nearby pub, tea and cake before we went home made it a perfect winter day out. Seems like…

Winter Lunch and a film

When I realised that I was going to miss the only showing of the Piet Oudolf, film, “Five Seasons”, in Leicester, in June 2019 I was determined that we would include it in our programme at some point. The winter lunch seemed a good opportunity, as it was to be held in Hoby Village Hall with Mrs Bridges as caterer. After some difficulty Steve managed to get hold of it, not easy. It was shown…

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