Find membership options and join us today.
Find membership options and join us today.

Gardens begin at home

We hope that you will enjoy these photographs taken by members of the Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust Council and the media and website teams. The photographs show how hard these members have been working  on their gardens during the time the country has been closed down to combat Covid 19.  Gardens, whatever their size, begin at home and the last three months has provided an opportunity for us to catch up with all those jobs and projects we had planned for the garden.

We all value historic parks and gardens and everyone is a stakeholder in this shared national heritage.  At Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust many of our members are active in a wide range of projects throughout the county and the neighbouring counties, the majority of which are on hold at the moment. However, we are still, through desk-based work, helping to protect historic parks and gardens continuing the research and record programme and commenting on planning applications plus planning autumn and winter talks and events.

From 2020-2022 the Gardens Trust will be working on the theme of “Unforgettable Gardens: save our heritage”. These photographs are to remind us that all gardens begin at home whether a few square feet, a window box or hundreds of acres. Please note ©  the ownership of photographs in the gallery remains with the owner so please contact Bucks GT if you would like to use any of these images.

If you would like to add to the collection please send photographs of your garden to


Rhododendrons at Hedsor Park – courtesy of Alexander Shephard (Bucks GT member)



Related Posts

2 Responses
  1. Charles Boot

    How lovely to see other gardens. I am just smarting following ‘the council’ cutting all the wild flowers down in St Mary’s, Aylesbury, churchyard; ‘my’ front garden. So much for Aylesbury’s garden town status.
    I suppose some might argue that the now closely mown grass more resembles a garden, but churchyards are often, and increasingly, very effectively managed for wildlife. Some of the eight(?) high-vis wearing workforce were prepared to engage and pointed out that it had been left for longer than usual, TRUE. I assume this was due to Corona precautions rather than considerations of wildlife. It is ironic, perhaps, that the church has to live with its resident bat population, who make a mess on the decorations and furnishings which requires regular cleaning of the Grade I listed building, but their food source, the insects living in, feeding off and reproducing in the surround wild flowers can be removed with impunity! Hey ho, one more battle to fight.
    They also pointed out the mess HS2 are apparently making outside town. Well Bucks GT did try its best on that one too…

    1. Gwen Miles

      Hi Charles

      At last getting around to commenting or deleting comments. Thank you for your comment and what a rotten thing for the men in yellow jackets to do. Obviously lack of training and direction from those in charge. Pleased you engaged the High-Vis team and made them pause before they destroyed your front garden. Never mind I will give you a bag of oriental poppy seed to throw wildly over your “front garden” for next years harvest.
      Take care. Gwen

Leave a Reply

We are using cookies to give you the best experience. You can find out more about which cookies we are using or switch them off in privacy settings.
AcceptPrivacy Settings


We are using cookies to give you the best experience. You can find out more about which cookies we are using or switch them off.