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
23/05/2021
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 - Cancelled
24/06/2021
All Day
Rutland Water Study Day
Harbour Cafe, Rutland Water, Whitwell Rutland
08/07/2021
All Day
Coach trip to Westbrooke House & Cottestbrooke Hall
Coach pick outside Leicester Botanic Gardens, Leicester
12/08/2021
All Day
Coach trip to RHS Garden Bridgewater
Coach pick outside Leicester Botanic Gardens, Leicester
09/09/2021
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Chris Beardshaw gives our Annual Lecture
Ken Edwards Lecture Theatre 1,, Leicester
23/09/2021
All Day
Coach trip to Caughton Court & Morton Hall Gardens (date to be confirmed)
Coach pick outside Leicester Botanic Gardens, Leicester
21/10/2021
7:30 pm
Lecture on public parks
Leicester Bowling Club, Leicester
11/11/2021
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friends Evening
Leicester Bowling Club, Leicester
16/01/2022
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Winter Lunch (date to be confirmed)
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News and Past Events

Norfolk Holiday Cancelled

It is with regret that, I have to say that the holiday in Norfolk has been cancelled.   We did not have the numbers, this was mainly due to the virus.   Many of the friends were concerned, that although the holiday could still go ahead, they were unsure re social distancing.  It was felt that a lot could be lost in the social aspect of the holiday, which is one of it’s attractions, and that there…

Visit to RHS Bridgewater

This is a very intriguing photograph of new RHS garden, Bridgewater, which the L.R.G,T. is due to on Auguest 12th 2021 . For obvious reasons this year’s visit had to be cancelled. It was also unfortunate that we we had to cancel the Hoby tea this year, when Marcus Clinton Jones, the then recently appointed Head gardener was to be the speaker. However this photograph (click on image for a full size image) has wetted…

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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