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Gwen Miles
27
Jun

Frogmore House and Garden to reopen for charity days, 30th, 31st August and 1st Septmber

      Frogmore House and Garden to reopen for charity days this summer For the first time since 2019, Frogmore House and Garden, the charming royal retreat set within Windsor Castle’s magnificent Home Park, will open to the public for three days as part of the annual charity garden open days. The three charities that...
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22
Jun

Italy comes to Bedfordshire- Citrus Trees thriving in the Chilterns

Italy Comes to Bedfordshire  – Citrus Trees thriving in the Chilterns! I recently visited a friend’s house near Dunstable to tour her new garden and admire her citrus collection. She recently moved to an old farmhouse with around thirty acres so she could accommodate her hundred-plus citrus and their large polytunnel, as they were fast...
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22
Jun

The Ian Hamilton Finlay Improvement Garden at Stockwood Park

The Ian Hamilton Finlay Improvement Garden at Stockwood Park During the lockdown, the Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust was treated to a Zoom talk on the Improvement Garden by Kate Harwood who has spent a considerable time researching the garden and making sure it is protected by its inclusion on the Historic England Register of parks and...
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21
Jun

Magnolia × wieseneri, Batsford Arboretum photograph by Michael Hunt

Notes for Magnolia x wieseneri You may like to post this wonderful photo of this summer flowering Magnolia photographed by Michael at Batsford Arboretum last Wednesday 8 June 2022 For more details go to: https://www.rhs.org.uk/plants/59844/magnolia-x-wieseneri/details    or    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnolia_%C3%97_wieseneri
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08
Jun

The Annual General Meeting of the Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust will be held at The Arts Centre at Great Linford, Milton Keynes on Saturday 13th August at 2.00 pm.

The Annual General Meeting of the Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust will be held at The Arts Centre at Great Linford, Milton Keynes on Saturday 13th August at 2.00 pm. Followed by Refreshments and Guided Walk of Linford Manor Park restoration work. Free Event Please book your free place through www.ticketsource.co.uk/buckinghamshire-gardens-trust Timetable: AGM 2.00 pm at The...
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08
Jun

The Bicycle Boys: Online Exhibition of an Unforgettable Garden Tour 1928!

The Bicycle Boys: An Unforgettable Garden Tour exhibition has launched today 80 GARDENS 3 MONTHS 2 BICYCLES 1,500 MILES A new online exhibition by the RHS Linley Library https://www.rhs.org.uk/digital-collections/the-bicycle-boys Produced in partnership with the RHS Lindley Library, County Gardens Trusts and the Gardens Trust, the exhibition shares the adventure of Loyal Johnson and Sam Brewster,...
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05
Jun

Newsletter Summer 2022

    Willen Lake                                                                                      © The Parks Trust   Milton Keynes awarded city status...
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03
Jun

Tree Walk with Michael Hunt at Langley Park, 22nd May 2022

Langley Park owes its beginnings in the early 17th Century to Sir John Kederminster whose house was replaced by Charles Spencer (later 3rd Duke of Marlborough) c.1755-8 who moved here after a row with his grandmother Sarah (1st Duchess). The Park was landscaped by ‘Capability’ Brown 1763-4. Letters to his wife from campaign demonstrate the...
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23
May

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 the meadow is covered in their vibrant purple flowers, there are also ladies’ smock and swathes of cowslip at the Nature Reserve which is managed...
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14
May

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 Development Corporation, and Chair of Milton Keynes Forum, aided and abetted by Pete Martin, local architect who also worked for MKDC, led 15 people around...
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