About us

The Suffolk Gardens Trust is a voluntary organisation that was founded in 1995, and is one of a network of 36 county gardens trusts in England, all independent charities, that are members of The Gardens Trust, the national umbrella organisation. Together, we aim to promote the appreciation, understanding and conservation of gardens, parks and other forms of designed landscapes.

To further these aims –

We maintain a growing register of historically significant parks and gardens in Suffolk, and encourage further research into their histories, features and content.

We further public knowledge of these parks and gardens by publishing information on them in books, newsletters and on our website, by organising talks on them, and by arranging actual visits to them.

We contribute to the conservation of such parks and gardens by offering advice and comments on planning or other development proposals that might affect them.

We can provide grants for garden-related projects that accord with our charitable aims.

We support the training of garden professionals to care for and to enhance the county’s gardens by offering a bursary scheme.

Lastly, but not least, we encourage an enjoyment of Suffolk’s rich garden heritage!

For more about our history, see The Suffolk Gardens Trust – A Short History on the 25th Anniversary