PhotoEntryForm2Welcome to Cambridgeshire Gardens Trust – Hosts to the Brown Tercentenary Conference


Cambridgeshire Gardens Trust is a registered charity whose aim is to encourage and develop research, education and conservation projects for heritage landscapes in Cambridgeshire. We organise a full programme of activities for members, including garden visits, lectures, and social events. These give everyone the opportunity to meet and network with like-minded people and to create lasting benefit for communities in our county and beyond.

We warmly welcome new members and visitors to this website and to Trust events organised throughout the year.

Brown Tercentenary Conference

2016 is the 300th anniversary of the birth of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, often called the ‘father of landscape architecture’. He changed the national landscape, moving hills, and sometimes entire villages, to create the serpentine waterways and rolling vistas that have come to epitomise the English countryside ideal.

The anniversary is being marked by a nationwide festival to encourage new audiences to visit, learn about, and enjoy Brown’s work, and Cambridgeshire Gardens Trust has arranged a number of events around this theme, in particular a special conference over the weekend of 1 – 4 September. We are particularly pleased to be hosting the Gardens Trust Annual General Meeting, in conjunction with the above conference.

A booking form for the whole weekend and the full provisional itinerary can be downloaded here:

Booking Form

You can reserve a place at the conference by paying a deposit of £50.00 per person, with the balance payable by 31st May 2016.

Cambridgeshire Gardens Trust is sponsoring the photographic competition at the Fen Drayton-Fenstanston Festival on the weekend of the 25th and 26th June 2016.

Full details here: CBF_FD_Flyer

Entry form for the photographic competition: PhotoEntryForm2

This is a calendar of all the Brown-related events taking place in Cambridgeshire the year: CB300




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This is the complete programme of Cambridgeshire Gardens Trust visits and events (you can see extended details for each one in the Events section of this website):


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Upcoming Events

  1. Visit to Corpus Christi College Gardens

    12th July, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
  2. Cambridge Punt Tour

    12th July, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  3. Visit to Emmanuel College Gardens

    10th August, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  4. ‘What Capability Brown did/did not implement for the Cambridge Backs’

    10th August, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  5. Tercentenary Conference on Lancelot ‘Capability ‘ Brown, New Research Symposium & Gardens Trust AGM

    1st September, 2016 - 4th September, 2016