September 15th 2020
After its first five inaugural years, the Gardens Trust Chairman Dr James Bartos stepped down as Chairman on 5th September, 2020. Dr Bartos had led the charity from its formation and helped to establish it as the leading body for the conservation and protection of historic gardens and parklands.
The Board of the Gardens Trust has elected current Board member Peter Hughes QC as the next Chairman of the Trust. Peter was a senior barrister and judge, and since his retirement has studied for a Master’s degree in Garden and Landscape History.
Dominic Cole CMLI FIOH VMM OBE, President of the Gardens Trust and past Chairman of the Garden History Society, said:
“I am delighted that the Gardens Trust has had such a successful first five years and continues its great work in conserving our national heritage of parks and gardens, particularly those at risk. I am very impressed and thankful for the professionalism and dedication of our staff and volunteers and for the fantastic support from the County Gardens Trusts across the country. It is hugely important that our unique landscape heritage survives to be enjoyed by future generations.”
Source: The Gardens Trust