About LPGT

Aims of the Trust

London Parks & Gardens Trust was launched as an independent charitable trust at the Chelsea Flower Show in May 1994. Its objectives, as laid out in its Memorandum and Articles of Association, are to:

Contacting Us

  Duck Island Cottage - headquarters of the London Parks & Gardens Trust

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

The office is open Tuesday to Thursday, 10am to 3pm.


The Trust publishes:

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The Board of Trustees

Liz Bailey liz.bailey@londongardenstrust.org
David Foreman david.foreman@londongardenstrust.org
Ruth Holmes (Chairman) ruth.holmes@londongardenstrust.org
Lisa Kiew lisa.kiew@londongardenstrust.org
Richard Martin richard.martin@londongardenstrust.org
Verena McCaig (Vice Chairman), verena.mccaig@londongardenstrust.org
Celia Mead celia.mead@londongardenstrust.org
Michael Ann Mullen michaelann.mullen@londongardenstrust.org 
Maureen Nolan (Secretary) maureen.nolan@londongardenstrust.org
Sally Prothero sally.prothero@londongardenstrust.org
Peter Sibley peter.sibley@londongardenstrust.org
Adam Smith adam.smith@londongardenstrust.org 
Lisa Watson (Treasurer) lisa.watson@londongardenstrust.org

Biographies and photos of our newest trustees


In May 2012 our new website, London Gardens Online www.londongardensonline.org.uk, was officially launched. The information is derived from the Inventory of London's Green Spaces of Local Historic Interest, one of the Trust's biggest projects. Over 2,500 spaces across Greater London have been researched for the Trust's Inventory, with the valuable participation of many people.

The aim is to appeal to a broad range of users - from casual garden visitors to local residents, local historians, students, schoolchildren and teachers, planning authorities, architects, landscape designers, estate agents as well as tourists and visitors to London.

The Inventory is constantly updated and extended by a team of volunteer researchers.

Practical Assistance

The Trust offers practical assistance for specific projects, where public benefit can be assured, by giving specialist advice and support to local groups for research, survey, design and management plans which promote their conservation of historic gardens and parks.

Transition Project - supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund

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The Trust has been operating for 20 years now and in 2015 we received a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to look at the impact of what we do – and how we can do more. This Transition project will ensure we can continue our achievements and development into the future and we are grateful to the HLF for their support.

The following documents have been produced as part of this process:


Our funding comes from contributions, grants, sponsorship, subscriptions and bequests. These funds are dedicated to the Trust's aims and objectives. For further information about how you can help, or if you can supply us with information you may have on specific historic gardens, please contact us.

We are grateful for sponsorship from

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