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 9th March

Lecture: Rediscovering the permanence of place

Marie Burns

Marie’s talk explores how a contemporary approach to public realm design within a historic context provides the opportunity to re-capture and celebrate the intrinsic qualities of place such as Leicester Square and how new public spaces within the City of London have been created that express their historical significance.

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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 an Administration and Membership Officer to join its team based in Central London.


Hours: Part-time, seasonal
21 hours per week January to June;
15 hours per week July to December.

Expectation of working 1 weekend a year (for Open Garden Squares Weekend) plus up to 12 evenings a year (no more than 2 evenings in any given month) to be included within the hours.

Location: Regular attendance at offices in Central London expected at least 5 hours a week on Wednesdays plus a regular slot of at least 6 hours a week spread over two further days within office hours (10am to 3.30pm) to be agreed upon appointment.

Salary: £26,000 to £28,000 pro rata depending on experience (up to £16,800). 15 hours to be paid monthly in arrears, Seasonal uplift to be paid monthly in arrears.

Holidays: Equivalent of 5 weeks paid annual leave plus Bank Holidays. Holiday encouraged to be taken in August with some flexibility the rest of the year but none to be taken in 6 weeks leading up mid-June to support Open Garden Squares Weekend.

About us:

London Parks & Gardens Trust is a small charity that seeks to:

  • champion all London green space and make observations on planning proposals,
  • celebrate the beauty, horticulture, history, ecology and value of green space, including through Open Garden Squares Weekend;
  • cultivate knowledge and appreciation of London’s rich green infrastructure, and the people who create and care for it, including through lectures and guided walks.

The Role:

LPGT seeks an Administration and Membership Officer to join its team based in Central London. This is a varied role working with volunteers, to run a clean and efficient small office, including purchasing stationery. You will be responsible for coordinating large mail outs of guidebooks; supporting the ticketing of events; processing membership applications and renewals; helping volunteers run lectures; and providing daily contact for general enquiries. No two days are the same.

For more details visit: http://www.londongardenstrust.org/docs/2020JanAdministratorJD.pdf

Closing Date: 1st March 2020. Interviews 23rd March 2020

Make a donation on line

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 for a planning inquiry in May.

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.

For the latest news, please see the Record of Events.

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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