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25
Nov

Claire de Carle designs a special Christmas Tree for the Festival in 11th century St. Dunstan’s Church, Monks Risbourough HP27 9JE. The oldest parish in England. Saturday 17th -Sunday 28th November.

Claire de Carle, the new Chair, of Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust has designed a christmas tree for the St. Dunstan’s Christmas Tree Festival based upon the  “Unforgettable Gardens of Buckinghamshire” There is also a desk calendar for £5.oo available with the photographs taken  by the members of the Trust. Entrance to the festival is FREE. Times:...
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15
Nov

Buckinghamshire History Festival 30th October – 27th November 2021

Podcast just released: https://histfestbucks.co.uk/2021/11/15/gardening-and-historic-garden-preservation-turn-end-and-buckinghamshire-gardens-trust/   Over the month of the festival, they’ll also be posting new podcasts. Highlights include TV broadcaster Jay Blades on the furniture-making heritage of High Wycombe and historian Melanie Backe-Hansen, who works on the TV series A House Through Time 3 November 7-8pm Caroline Shenton discusses the part played by Buckinghamshire...
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14
Nov

Richard Wheeler “The Georgian Visitor: A Vignette of Garden Visiting in the Eighteenth Century”

Richard Wheeler “The Georgian Visitor:  A Vignette of Garden Visiting in the Eighteenth Century” After 43 years with the National Trust and leading many major garden restorations, including Erddig and Chirk in North Wales, Stowe, Chastleton and West Wycombe, in England and Castle Ward in Northern Ireland, Richard Wheeler is now running his garden history...
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31
Oct

Annual General Meeting 2021 – Four Chairs 1997-2021

The Annual General Meeting of the Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust was held at the St. Mary’s Church, Aylesbury on Saturday 30th October 2021 at 2pm with 40 attending the AGM. Rosemary Jury, the retiring Chair, thanked her present  Officers, Trustees and Council Members for their support during a year that has for many people been challenging....
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26
Oct

Gardens Trust’s annual Historic Landscape Assembly! “Assembly Afternoons” 15th, 17th & 19th November. Free to County Gardens Trust members

Tickets are now available for the Gardens Trust’s annual Historic Landscapes Assembly, which will be taking place online, during three ‘Assembly Afternoons’ on 15th, 17th and 19th November. We have a fantastic line-up, with speakers from the GT, county gardens trusts and from national organisations across the historic landscapes sector. The Assembly is a not-to-be-missed...
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22
Oct

Congratulations to Buckinghamshire Council for retaining six Green Flag Awards for parks

        Buckinghamshire Council is proud to announce it has retained its Green Flag Awards for six parks across the county. The 6 award winning parks are: The Rye and Hughenden Park in High Wycombe, Higginson Park in Marlow, Vale Park and Bedgrove Park in Aylesbury and Heartlands in Buckingham. Since the pandemic,...
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14
Oct

Congratulations: Green Flag for the fifth year in a row for their entire network of parks in Milton Keynes.

Press Release: Date: 14th October 2021 The Parks Trust acknowledged for fifth year in a row for their high standard of parkland For the fifth year in a row, The Parks Trust have again been awarded a Green Flag for their entire network of parks in Milton Keynes. The Green Flag Award scheme, managed by...
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14
Oct

A damp visit to Priestfield Arboretum

Last Saturday I embarked on my long-awaited visit to Priestfield Arboretum, I was keen to find out more about this hidden gem tucked away in the Chilterns as we are planning a visit there next year as part of our 25th anniversary celebrations. Unfortunately, the weather forecast was none too favourable with heavy rain expected...
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04
Oct

Good News- The Parks Trust Milton Keynes

Good News – The Parks Trust Milton Keynes The Linford Manor’s Grade II* listed Almshouses and adjoining schoolhouse. As many of our members will know from our recent visit the almshouses and school house are in need of structural renovation and repair. A solution has been found. The Almshouses were commissioned in 1702 and acted...
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27
Sep

Talk: 27th November 2.30 pm ‘Contemporary or historical, educational and productive.’ Discovering Buckinghamshire’s Museum Gardens

‘Contemporary or historical, educational and productive’.  Discovering Buckinghamshire’s Museum Gardens. A talk by Claire de Carle (Chair, Trustee and Research Co-ordinator of Bucks Gardens Trust) to Bucks Archaeological Society on 27 November 2021 Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust have been researching historic parks and gardens of local importance for the last eight years and the resulting reports...
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