The Amisfield Preservation Trust is a charitable trust that was established to restore and develop the historic Amisfield Walled Garden for the enjoyment and benefit of the public and, in particular, the health, well-being and education of the local community.
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The Amisfield Preservation Trust was set up in December 1999 as a company limited by guarantee and a registered charity. Our board of trustees currently comprises ten directors who bring with them a range of professional skills and experience, and a shared passion to see the garden project flourish. In 2012, the Trust was granted a 99-year lease of the walled garden and surrounding area from the current owners, East Lothian Council, on the condition that the garden is to be developed as a community resource.
We have approximately 100 members, and around 50 regular volunteers (see Volunteering) who have transformed the garden from its initial derelict state. We have at least 1000 visiting members of the public a year with many more attending special Open Days (see Events List). We work with many other educational and charitable organisations providing facilities for more than 400 individuals to benefit from the garden (see Education and well-being).
The Trust was responsible for securing Heritage Lottery Funding for the stabilisation of the Summer House. The Trust is now responsible for major fund-raising and is the holder of the lease from the Council under which it operates. It is also responsible for management, membership and promoting awareness of the project amongst the local community, and for developing the horticultural potential of the garden. It actively seeks new members and community support.
The Trust is dependent on its membership, grants and donations for financial support in order to maintain and develop the garden and its activities. We are particularly grateful to the following for recent support:
If you would like to find out more about Amisfield and how you can become involved in helping to develop the garden, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Membership of the Amisfield Preservation Trust
To find out more about becoming a member of the Amisfield Preservation Trust
contact Jane Watt at: email@example.com
Membership costs only £10 per annum.
Your support is a welcome boost to the continuing work that is transforming Amisfield Walled Garden. Please download a membership application form here.