The Gardens Trust is the national equivalent of the Berkshire Gardens Trust and currently has a place on the National Trust Advisory Council. The National Trust has advised that the Gardens Trust will not be a ‘recommended’ organisation to remain on their advisory Council. If the Gardens Trust is not re-elected to Council, then it will no longer have a voice within the National Trust regarding over 250 historic landscapes in its care.
Gardens Trust and County Gardens Trust members, and our other supporters, who are also members of the National Trust, have a chance to ensure that our views on historic landscapes continue to guide the National Trust’s work by using your vote to champion the Gardens Trust to remain a vocal and effective member of National Trust Council.
The National Trust’s Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday 20 October 2018 at the STEAM Museum in Swindon. Information will be sent to National Trust members and available on their website from early September. Last year there were only about 30,000 members using their vote, out of a total of 5 million+ members. Please could I ask you if you are a National Trust member to take a few moments to return the ballot papers and to vote FOR the Gardens Trust continuing to have a representative on Council. Your vote will make a difference!
Alternatively, you can vote online until Friday 12 October 2018 at 23:59, so please vote now!
AGM papers are on the NT website at the following link
Direct link to online voting http://www.ersvotes.com/nt18
Please Read & Vote Now!
Friday 12 October
Welcome to the Berkshire Gardens Trust (BGT). Founded in 2009, we are proud of the rich heritage of historic parks and gardens, which we have here in the Royal County of Berkshire. We aim to identify, protect and promote this valuable heritage.
The Trust is a volunteer organisation which runs an annual programme of garden visits, talks, seminars and lectures. We also initiate projects in which members can participate, such as cataloguing the important gardens and parks in the County.
We have been involved in restoring and conserving important public gardens. There is much going on and plenty to do. I do hope that as you navigate around this site you will feel able to help and to join as a member of Berkshire Gardens Trust.
Charles Elly DL, Chairman