• Clinton Lodge, Fletching
  • Coates Manor, Fittleworth
  • Isfield Place
  • The Oast House, Isfield
  • Pashley Manor
  • "Hot Bed of Unrest" at Turners House (left) and Old Vicarage (centre and right), both Nr Heathfield
  • Wakehurst Place
  • Clinton Lodge, Fletching

1. SGT Events Programme

Details of the final event in the 2017 programme can be found  here.

2. News from Other Organisations

Sussex Group of Plant Heritage

Autumn Lecture, followed by AGM. Saturday 7th October 2017 at 2.00pm at Haywards Heath Town Hall, Boltro road, Hayward Heath, RH16 1BA.  Speaker; Tom Hart Dyke

Modern day plant hunter and explorer, holds the Plant Heritage National Collection of Eucalyptus. His vision for the World Garden at Lullingstone Castle in Kent was developed whilst held captive by guerrillas for 6 months in Columbia.
Admission £4 (pay at door), Plant Sales, & Raffle.

The Gardens Trust


This will be a taster of historic gardens old and new. It is designed for those garden lovers who have never visited Japan and would like their first experience of Japanese gardens, food and culture.

Centered on Kyoto and its surrounding areas but also including the gardens of Hiroshima and the nearby Miyajima this tour introduces the travellers to the delights of Japan through its gardens and temples.

Japan cherry Medium

The tour is run through Inside Japan a UK based company which has considerable experience running tours in Japan. We shall be a maximum of 15 guests with a Japanese tour guide. The price begins at £4231 for 15 days sharing a room and not including the air fare

Contact Kristina Taylor for further details:   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Institute Of Historical Research, London, WC1E 7HU

Courses on public parks:



RHS Lindley Library:

Various Events

Some free of charge. See RHS Lindley Library Events

Wealden Buildings Study Group

We've been contacted by the Wealden Buildings Study Group and thought some SGT members might be interested in the work of this organisation. Members of this Group helped to found the Weald & Downland Open Air Museum over 44 years ago, and they now are working to interpretively record all the remaining timber framed buildings in Sussex and adjacent areas, in concert with the other County Groups. Three of the earliest surviving timber framed buildings in Sussex (13/14th C) have only been confirmed in the last five years, hidden in later structures! If you are interested in this work or even live in a timber framed building, further information can be found at this web site WBSG    

3. Historical Gardens in Sussex

Several new members asked about historic gardens in Sussex - information on many can be found on the Historic Gardens section of this website - navigate down the buttons on the right of this page Historic Gardens of Sussex


4. Courses on garden history

We are often asked about courses on Garden History - advice can be found on the website of The Gardens Trust see Courses 



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