YGT for schools

We offer a scheme to assist Yorkshire schools in developing garden areas or setting up/enhancing gardening.

Research

We research and record locally significant historic designed landscapes in Yorkshire that are not on Historic England’s Register.

Conservation

We give advice on planning and other conservation issues relating to Yorkshire’s historic designed landscapes.

Join the Yorkshire Gardens Trust

  • Support the work of the Trust in Schools, Research & Recording and Conservation
  • Help fund our grants for organisations and individuals
  • Discover more about Yorkshire's historic parks and gardens

Events and News

Next event
Lecture / Talk

Bramham Park – Restoring & Preserving the Legacy

The first in a series of Zoom lectures in conjunction with The Gardens Trust


Bramham Park was created by Robert Benson, Lord Bingley at the beginning of the Eighteenth Century, as a residence and landscape to demonstrate the status he had risen to as Chancellor of the Exchequer and a Director of the South Sea Company. In the three following centuries a combination of irresponsible illegitimate children, gambling debts, a disastrous fire, two world wars, inheritance taxes and a hurricane-force gale meant that Benson’s design has never been substantially changed. This makes Bramham a rare survival of the period between baroque formality and the Landscape Movement, showing the development from one to the other.
Since the gale in 1962, Benson’s descendants have sought to restore Bramham to its original condition and the current owner, Nick Lane Fox will recount his efforts, since taking over from his father in 1997.


 

News

2024 Yorkshire Gardens Trust Events

Thursday, 7th September 2023

The YGT Events team, led by Vicky Price, has been busy organising events for 2024, with the aim of exploring a wide range of subjects across Yorkshire.

Harrogate Autumn Flower Show

Friday, 18th August 2023

Join Yorkshire Gardens Trust at Harrogate Autumn Flower Show to view our installation on the West Lawn and meet members and friends at our stand

Four new research blogs!

Tuesday, 16th May 2023

Following a successful social media collaboration on Yorkshire's Hidden Gardens with The Gardens Trust over the past month, we've been adding new blogs to our website.