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06
Aug

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...
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23
Jul

The Other Turn End Garden

While on my walk around Haddenham open gardens, I chanced upon the garden of Jackie Hunt, the gardener at Turn End. Jackie and her partner, cabinet maker Will Andrews, live in the 200-year-old cottage next door to her boss Peter Aldington and her workplace, Turn End. The garden is tucked away behind the wichart walls...
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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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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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11
Mar

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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23
Dec

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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16
Sep

Newsletter – Autumn 2021

Did you book a visit to a garden? In this edition of the Newsletter we are celebrating the return of the Buckinghamshire Summer Visits to a wide range of gardens and, parks and green spaces. Rosemary Jury has organised the sun to shine, not lost anyone and had tea provided where possible.  There is still...
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28
Jun

The Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust Newsletter – June 2021

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. A...
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15
Mar

The Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust Newsletter – Spring 2021

Dear Members and Friends, We do hope that you will enjoy our Spring Newsletter; it comes with the hope of a bright Summer for 2021. As always our Editor Gwen Miles, ably assisted by Sub-editor Clare Butler, have compiled for us a feast of interesting articles. Dr Victoria Thomson sets out ‘Ten Things You Need...
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