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
23/09/2021
All Day
Coach trip to Coughton Court & Morton Hall Gardens (trip to be delayed)
Coach pick outside Leicester Botanic Gardens, Leicester
21/10/2021
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Lecture by Katy Layton Jones on public parks
Leicester Bowling Club, Leicester
11/11/2021
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friends Evening - Judith Hibbert’s will give a talk on Victorian Garden
Leicester Bowling Club, Leicester
16/01/2022
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Winter Lunch
Hoby & District Village Hall, Melton Mowbray Leicestershire
17/02/2022
All Day
A coach trip to Anglesey Abbey in Cambridgeshire with light lunch (date to be confirmed)
Coach pick outside Leicester Botanic Gardens, Leicester
03/03/2022
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
AGM and Spring Lecture (date to be confirmed)
Leicester Bowling Club, Leicester
24/04/2022
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Local History, Country Houses, the East India Company and Slavery by Professor Corinne Fowler followed by a full afternoon tea
Hoby & District Village Hall, Melton Mowbray Leicestershire
10/05/2022
All Day
Sezincote and Batsford Arboretum, Gloucestershire
Coach pick outside Leicester Botanic Gardens, Leicester
13/06/2022
All Day
A 5-day holiday to Somerset
23/06/2022
All Day
Rutland Water Study Day (date to be confirmed)
Harbour Cafe, Rutland Water, Whitwell Rutland
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News and Past Events

Guided walk of Thrussington 2021

I always enjoy our annual village walk  and now, when I drive through some of the ones we have looked at,  I feel a certain sense of satisfaction  of knowing something of their past.    Janet Spavold, whose background is in medieval and local history, lead us on a walk through Thrussington last Sunday.   She took us to a series of cottages and houses dating from the medieval to a slightly incongruous  Arts and Crafts house of the…

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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