Gardens and Parks Trust was established in 1992.
The Trust's aims are to promote the education of the public
on matters connected with the arts and sciences of designed
landscapes. To preserve, enhance, create and re-create for
the education and enjoyment of the public, any designed landscapes,
existing now or in the past, in and around the historic County
For these purposes the Trust's remit covers not only the present
administrative County of Staffordshire (including the City
of Stoke on Trent) but also parts of the Black Country.
The Trust is a charitable organisation run by a Council of
Management whose membership over the years has comprised a
mix of landowners, landscape architects, garden historians,
archaeologists, local authority officers and knowledgeable
Membership, by annual subscription is open to individuals,
family groups or corporate organisations.