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Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust

Buckinghamshire has a rich legacy of historic and beautifully designed parks and gardens. Our aim is to enjoy these gardens, improve our knowledge of their significance and to help protect them for future generations.

Our work

What does Bucks Gardens Trust do?

As well as encouraging an awareness of Buckinghamshire’s parks and gardens through talks and visits, our enthusiastic volunteer Research and Recording Group uncovers stories and data that improve our understanding of the county’s landscape.

One of our current projects is focused on exploring Artists Gardens in Bucks.

With a detailed understanding of what is on our doorstep, we are in a strong position to work with communities, planning authorities – via our Planning Group – and partner organisations to value and protect the county’s parks and gardens.

The Trust works through an elected Council of Management with elections to the Council at our AGM.

Celebrating Buckinghamshire’s Parks and Gardens

Aims of the Trust

  • to encourage a greater awareness of the history of our county’s gardens, parks and designed landscapes by offering a programme of visits, talk and other events
  • to research and record the historic county’s gardens, parks and landscapes and ensure the reports are made public
  • to foster good relations between all interested parties in the care and conservation of our historic designed landscapes
  • to work with and to complement other organisations with related interests at local, national or wider levels
  • to learn about the history of garden heritage through study days, training and education
  • to take action when a park, garden or landscape is threatened by inappropriate development, neglect or destruction
Spring Talks - Summer Walks - and more

Our Events

We promote enthusiasm for park and gardens by organising Winter and Spring Talks, Summer Visits and Study Days; these are open to our members and guests.

Of course most of our events have had to be postponed, but please click on Events for current information.

Spring Talks - Summer Walks - and more

Other Events

Where possible the Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust promotes events organised by The Gardens Trust, other neighbouring County Gardens Trusts and organisations that promote parks and gardens and are open to our members and guests.

Recording of gardens, parks and landscapes

Research and Conservation

As pressures on land continue or with changes of ownership, there is a danger that some of these special sites may fall into decline or even disappear. Our purpose is to help preserve garden heritage through ensuring that as many sites as possible are properly researched and recorded.

This section includes our news, publication, research and resources

News and Publications

Rare Green Winged Orchid in flower

A very special secret spectacular can now be seen near Oakley, Bucks. The rare Green Winged Orchid is in flower at Bernwood Meadows, the orchids are splendid this year and...
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Walk: Willen Lake North, Milton Keynes. 4th May

Willen Lake It’s quite hard to do justice to the 4 May BGT walk at North Willen Lake in 500 words. Tim Skelton, a surveyor who worked for Milton Keynes...
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Chenies Manor House & Garden 26th April

Visit to Chenies Manor House, Tuesday 26 April 2022 Located on a south-facing slope overlooking the Chess Valley, Chenies Manor House makes a dramatic backdrop for its beautiful gardens. Beside...
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