Support The Fortescue Garden Trust and help the garden grow

As a small charity with an exceptional garden to look after, we welcome support of all kinds. It's not just about money, although of course that always helps! Our fund raising projects are wide and varied, if you'd like to support us in any way, please get in touch.


Friends of The Garden House

Become a Friend of The Garden house and as well as knowing that you are helping our small charity care for this beautiful garden you will enjoy a variety of special benefits including:

  • free admission when the garden is open

  • regular garden newsletters

  • free monthly guided walks

  • invitations to special events

  • offers and discounts

  • free admission to two more inspirational gardens

  1. Coleton Fishacre, Kingswear, Devon

  2. Trebah Gardens, Mawnan Smith, Cornwall

The support you give when you join is incredibly valuable to us - and great value to you. Individual membership is just £30 per year.  


Sponsorship & Donations


We welcome support from individuals, organisations and businesses and have a number of projects and campaigns that need funds and support. Right now we are raising funds for a story-telling area in our Dell, and to develop our barn into a usable space for events. 

It's not always money that we need, sometimes it's professional skills, materials or expert time. If you'd like to engage with us please get in touch.

Bequests and sponsorship of trees and benches

Occasionally we receive bequests. It's a very touching way to receive support as it reminds us of how much the garden brings pleasure to visitors and how we can play a part in connecting a person with the garden for all time.

Throughout the garden there are benches that celebrate life and remember loved ones. 

Planted in 2011, The Jubilee Arboretum is where tree sponsorship is most visible. The planting includes unusual trees that are available to sponsor. 

If you'd like to support us please call the office, or use the form below to get in touch.


Help us grow

We value volunteers and are excited about attracting more people to help us develop The Garden House. It's easy to imagine that all volunteering must be in the garden and that you must have to be fighting fit and full of gardening knowledge. Not so. Volunteers aren't only in the garden. We also look for help in retail, garden tours, events and education, administration and maintenance. 
Do you have skills and time to share?