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Gwen Miles
08
Jun

An Introduction to Garden History – A Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust Event

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE GARDENS TRUST EVENT A study day in conjunction with Grapevine Garden History Courses AN INTRODUCTION TO GARDEN HISTORY Saturday 21 August 1- am to 4 pm                THE BENNETT ROOM,  STOWE LANDSCAPE GARDENS MK18 5EQ Course Tutor: Claire de Carle               Guest Speaker: Stephen Wass         Peacocks Polite...
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08
Jun

John Nash and the Dovecote

John Nash and the Dovecote   Over the last year, we have all developed an increasing appreciation of our open spaces ranging from public parks, designed landscapes or rural countryside. They are places where we have enjoyed the beauty of nature, found comfort away from these difficult times and exercised our minds and our bodies....
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28
May

Bucks GT Visit to Peterley Corner Cottage, Prestwood HP16 0JH

Visit to Peterley Corner Cottage, Perks Lane, Prestwood, Great Missenden, HP16 OJH. Wednesday 9th June 2.00 pm. A three-acre garden with wildflowers, specimen trees, roses & herbaceous borders. The cost – £12 for members – £13 for guests, with tea and cakes Booking reservation email:  mailto:events@bucksgardenstrust.org.uk
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15
May

Evenleywood Garden near Brackley

Set amongst the beautiful Northamptonshire countryside, near Brackley, this 60-acre privately owned woodland garden contains a large and notable collection of plants; ranging from unusual trees and shrubs to a wide selection of lilies and other bulbs.. The garden’s unusual band of acid soil, in this otherwise predominantly alkaline area, provides the opportunity to cultivate...
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15
May

Lindengate near Wendover

Welcome to Lindengate Mental Health Charity Lindengate is a Buckinghamshire-based registered charity that offers specialised gardening activities to help those with mental health needs in their continuing recovery. Operating from a 5-acre site adjacent to Dobbies Garden Centre in Wendover, Lindengate offers a wide range of gardening/horticulture activities so that users can spend time in...
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13
May

Roots to Seeds Exhibition 18 May -24th October

EXHIBITION Roots to Seeds  18 May – 24 October 2021  Weston Library Exhibition about the history of Oxford Botanic garden https://visit.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/event/roots-to-seeds    Free admission
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09
May

Unforgettable Gardens -“The Elysian Field”s at Stowe – a personal view

‘Unforgettable Gardens’ ‘The Elysian Fields’ at Stowe – a personal view If I think of the designed landscape at Stowe, the Elysian Fields come directly to mind. They seem to me to embody the essence of this vast landscape. The huge landscape at Stowe began, not surprisingly, with the long axis which was laid out...
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07
May

Maps key to conservation plan for Oxburgh Hall Parkland, Norfolk

The conservationist and historian Dr Sarah Rutherford who has researched the reconstruction of a 19th-century landscape at Oxburgh Hall, Norfolk, said: “Using an Ordnance Survey map from 1904, we have been able to research details of how the landscape looked when it was at its peak. We’ve also used RAF aerial photographs from 1946 which...
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29
Apr

Britain Between the Wars – Great British Railway Journeys

Michael Portillo  in his 12th series of Greatest Railway Journeys is highlighting the developments in   Britain Between the Wars over 15 episodes. This week starting 26th April 2021 has seen 1/15 Oxford to Abingdon, 2/15 Stoke Mandeville to Beaconsfield  and 3/15 West Ruislip to Windsor on the BBC2 channel. A number of areas have...
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29
Apr

Unforgettable Gardens – Stoke Poges Memorial Gardens

Stoke Poges Memorial Gardens Well, you learn something every day. I knew of William Robinson as the proponent of revolutionary but hugely influential ideas about naturalistic planting, put forward in such books as The Wild Garden (1870) and The English Flower Garden (1883); and about his arguments against architects’ involvement in garden design (Garden Design...
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