Marion Mako

Garden Visits Co-ordinator

Marion Mako

Marion trained as a garden designer and garden historian. She has been leading garden tours for over sixteen years in England and Europe, sharing her passion for plants, the stories behind the gardens and especially the Arts and Crafts era. Marion has presented for television and lectures at The London College of Garden Design as well as garden groups in England and America.

She researched and co-authored part of The Historic Gardens of England series, has written three other garden histories and contributed to Gardens Illustrated, Country Life and Hortus Journal. She has been an active member of GGLT since 2005.


We are a small group of member volunteers, who bring together a wealth of landscape- related experience to shape and inform our visits calendar. These skills range from Kew-trained gardeners, horticulturalists, historians and planners to enthusiastic gardeners, all with a passion for preserving and sharing Gloucestershire’s gardens and landscapes.

Our visits range from large and small private gardens to wider landscapes and historic parks. They are led by volunteers, owners and experts who will share the stories and ideas behind these spaces. Most of our visits are based around the county of Gloucestershire, but we sometimes take advantage of others in adjacent counties.

Garden visiting is thirsty work and so we often have tea and cake, or even a glass of wine included in the visit!

Come and join us, often for a peek behind garden walls you would never normally get to see.