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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

Claire de Carle designs a special Christmas Tree for the Festival in 11th century St. Dunstan’s Church, Monks Risbourough HP27 9JE. The oldest parish in England. Saturday 17th -Sunday 28th November.

Claire de Carle, the new Chair, of Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust has designed a christmas tree for the St. Dunstan’s Christmas Tree Festival based upon the  “Unforgettable Gardens of Buckinghamshire” There...
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Buckinghamshire History Festival 30th October – 27th November 2021

Podcast just released: https://histfestbucks.co.uk/2021/11/15/gardening-and-historic-garden-preservation-turn-end-and-buckinghamshire-gardens-trust/   Over the month of the festival, they’ll also be posting new podcasts. Highlights include TV broadcaster Jay Blades on the furniture-making heritage of High Wycombe...
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Richard Wheeler “The Georgian Visitor: A Vignette of Garden Visiting in the Eighteenth Century”

Richard Wheeler “The Georgian Visitor:  A Vignette of Garden Visiting in the Eighteenth Century” After 43 years with the National Trust and leading many major garden restorations, including Erddig and...
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