Our Mission and Strategic Direction

The London Parks and Gardens Trust (LPGT) is a registered charity, affiliated to the national Gardens Trust (GT). The LPGT seeks to: 

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Monday 9 December 7pm

Learning from Vauxhall Gardens

A lecture by Christopher Woodward

Vauxhall pleasure gardens on the south bank of the Thames entertained Londoners and visitors to London for 200 years. From 1729, under the management of Jonathan Tyers, property developer, impresario, patron of the arts, the gardens grew into an extraordinary business, a cradle of modern painting and architecture, and a music venue vital to the careers of Thomas Arne and George Frideric Handel. Christopher explores what we can learn from Vauxhall Gardens about how we improve London’s public realm today…

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Duck Island Cottage
St James's Park
London SW1A 2BJ
Telephone 020 7839 3969

London Historic Parks & Gardens Trust is a registered charity, no1042337, and a company limited by guarantee registered in England & Wales, no 2935176.

We're recruiting...

LPGT seeks a Planning and Conservation Project Officer to join its team based in Central London. This is a new campaigning role and involves working with volunteers, providing training and leadership to help protect London’s historic landscapes.


Part time (0.6 FTE)

Salary: £19,500 per year (£32,000 FTE)

You will have an understanding and enthusiasm for historic landscapes and the planning (development management) process, plus excellent communication and administrative skills.

Hours can be worked flexibly, though there will be occasional evening and weekend work, and an expectation of attendance at the office one day a week.

For more information and to apply, please click here.

Closing date: 6th January 2020.

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We rely on contributions, grants, sponsorship, subscriptions and bequests. If you value our work, please make a donation on line. All donations are gratefully received, and will be dedicated to the Trust’s aims and objectives.


Campaigns: Victoria Tower Gardens

The UK Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre has been called in without a decision from Westminster City Council.

View our dedicated web page for the latest information.

We have been working with the Save Victoria Tower Gardens and Thorney Island Society campaign groups to oppose this application on the basis that the memorial will compromise an important green space and would be better sited elsewhere. 

Read our full objection letter including plans plus our conservation and significance statement.

Sharing Repton

ThumbnailEngaging new audiences in the care and celebration of parks and gardens.

The Sharing Repton project is one of five national pilots funded by the National Heritage Lottery Fund. LPGT worked in collaboration with English Heritage, The Gardens Trust, and three refugee groups to engage new audiences in the care and celebration of parks and gardens. This project took place in two parts, firstly at Kenwood House and then in Russell Square. This film shows part of the project that took place in Russell Square in May 2019. We created the film to show some of the potential benefits that derive from supporting the trust, whether through membership, donations, buying tickets to Open Garden Squares Weekend or other fund-raising events.

Watch the Film    Read Linden Groves' Article

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