Forthcoming Events


By kind permission of Edward and Clare Barham

All members and their friends are invited. . . more

The Salutation, Sandwich CANCELLED – 4th August 2020

This Event is now CANCELLED. Please see News Item for details

We were very sorry. . . more

Wotton House and Albury Park near Dorking, Surrey – 22nd September 2020

John Evelyn ( 1620-1706 ) was born at Wotton, ‘my most cherished place on earth’. The house lies. . . more

Fire, Plague and 17C London Life – 3rd October 2020

This tailor-made half-day walk with guide Diana Kelsey marks the 400th anniversary of the birth of John. . . more


May Garden

The Trust organises a series of events throughout the year, including talks and visits to interesting and significant gardens. These occasions are designed to be both enjoyable and informative. They provide a good opportunity for members to meet new people and renew old acquaintances, usually over lunch or tea. But they also provide an opportunity to increase our awareness and understanding of Kent's garden heritage. Many of the gardens we visit are not normally open to the general public.

Past events have included a tour of Restoration House and its garden, with commentary by the owner, guided tours of Margate and Broadstairs, and a visit to the World Garden at Lullingstone.

Our annual lectures cover a wide range of subjects for example: ‘The Protection of Landscapes at Risk’, ‘Conservation and Management in the Twentieth Century’ and ‘Sissinghurst and the Arts and Crafts Garden’.

Please click here to book online!

Please click here for a detailed diary of forthcoming events.

Please click here for a reminder of our past events.