Members stay in touch through our three Bulletins a year which give news, information on forthcoming events, research findings and topics affecting parks and gardens in the Avon area.

Bulletins are available in print to members and as a PDF. You can download the latest and recent editions here.

We have published several interesting and informative books written by experts in their field.

These volumes are illustrated with historic views and maps and contain fascinating accounts of the parks and gardens, the people responsible for creating them and the people who worked in them.

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Historic Public Parks

The Trust has published three books on the Historic Public Parks of Bath, Weston-super-Mare and Bristol.

Harding & Lambert 1994
132 pages £5.00
ISBN 0 7291 0230 0

Stembridge 1996
30 pages £3.00
ISBN 0 9518290 2 5

Guilding 1997
76 pages £3.00
ISBN 0 9531013 0 4

The origins and development of the parks are described, and there are maps and contemporary illustrations. The books are equally interesting to read at home or to take on a walk round the parks.

Parks and Gardens of Avon

The former County of Avon has splendid historic parks and gardens, both urban and rural, which brilliantly illustrate the history of garden design and landscape parks in England. This profusely illustrated book provides an important and fascinating record of the development of these designed landscapes.

Thomas Goldney’s Garden

In the 18th century, Thomas Goldney, a Quaker merchant, created a remarkable garden which survives today in Clifton. This booklet tells of the building of the famous grotto, the planting, the gardeners and the visitors who left accounts of what they saw. There are contemporary illustrations and maps in black and white and colour.

Lambert 2000
72 pages £3.00
ISBN 0 9531013 2 0

Lambert 1998
56 pages £2.00
ISBN 0 9531013 1 2

Prices include postage and packing to addresses within the UK.
For overseas orders please contact us here

Available direct from Avon Gardens Trust,
Pendle House, Church Road, Abbots Leigh, Bristol BS8 3QU

Please enclose a cheque payable to 'Avon Gardens Trust'.

Our Journal adopts a more academic approach and focuses on longer, well researched articles that help us with the further understanding of aspects of our historic designed landscapes.

Current edition:
Journal No 9, October 2016

Walter F Cave and the Orangery at Tyntesfield
by Thomas Rinaldi

Francis Inigo Thomas 1866-1950: A Victorian Garden Architect
by Gareth Edwards

The Capability Men: Rethinking Lancelot Brown
by Tom Williamson