To identify and record important sites and to research their history. Gardens are ephemeral and recording must be done before the evidence disappears completely. Members are encouraged to become actively involved in research and survey projects.

To raise awareness and encourage appreciation of significant gardens and landscapes in Surrey. The Trust arranges a year round programme of lectures and garden visits and publishes a twice yearly newsletter.

To continue the tradition in Surrey of creating new gardens and green spaces in urban areas.

To assist in the conservation and enhancement of important parks and gardens, both public and private, for the education and enjoyment of all. Small grants are available for suitable projects.

To help children learn about the environment through improvement to school grounds. The Trust offers advice to schools and gives an annual award for a school project.




Gatton park near Reigate, home of the Royal Alexandra and Albert School. The landscape has benefited from Surrey Gardens Trust grants towards its restoration over the last five years.

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