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Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust Spring Newsletter 2024

Barry Smith, Head Gardener at Stowe and Founding Member of Buckinghamshire Gardens, Trust receiving his award. “We are so proud to share that Barry Smith, our Head Gardener (who has been at Stowe for 43 years!) has won the ‘Think Now and Forever’ award at the National Trust London and South East Living our Values...
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Celebrating Robert Marnock in Buckinghamshire – latest updates

  The discovery and celebration of Robert Marnock as a C19 garden designer is gaining momentum and the attached are a number of recent talks we now have links for. Claire de Carle and Trust Researchers  have researched the three Buckinghamshire sites and produced a report and display about Marnock’s work at a cluster of...
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Spring Newsletter

Dear Members By the time you receive this newsletter, I hope that Spring will have sprung, and we can get out in our gardens, in my case I need to replace all the plants killed by the extremes of weather we experienced in 2022. Garden visiting will also start again and if you have not...
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Winter 2022/2023 Newsletter

Photographs by Jackie Huntingford – Brush Hill, Whiteleaf Dear Members Well, we have made it to the end of our 25th Anniversary year and I hope that you enjoyed all our celebrations: the wonderful garden visits, the amazing tree walks and our fantastic lunch party at Hampden House. A big thank you to the events...
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Autumn 2022 Newsletter

What do I think of when I hear the name Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust? Happy memories stir within me of distant, dark, winter evenings spent in committee meetings at Waddesdon, grappling with ideas for talks and walks, day-conferences and publications, initiatives to involve schools, responding to research and planning issues, and much else besides. I have...
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Through a car window – postcard from Dunkirk, Liza Wormell

Dear Bucks GT Picture a country lane west of Dunkirk, extensive marshalling yards to the west and soggy arable land and the retail park of Grand Synthe to the East. Through a car window, I spotted a parterre.  The website of the nearby Ferme des Jésuites, an organic market garden specialising in leeks and micro...
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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 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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Newsletter Summer 2022

    Willen Lake                                                                                      © The Parks Trust   Milton Keynes awarded city status...
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Newsletter Spring 2022

Bucks Gardens Trust 25 years on 25 years ago I went by chance to a meeting in Northampton about Northamptonshire poets and landscape, especially John Clare who wrote beautiful country poems. Gilly Drummond, President of Gardens Trust, was there and she pounced on me when she realised I lived in Bucks as she was anxious...
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Newsletter Christmas 2021

Four Chairs 1997-2021  Letter from your new Chair  Dear Members Thank you all for electing me as your new chairperson at the AGM held in St Mary’s Church Aylesbury on Saturday 30 October. I am only the fourth one in our 25 year history and we marked the occasion with a group photo of all...
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