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07
Apr

What have plants ever done for us? Talk by Timothy Walker

Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust presents an online talk with Timothy Walker on Sunday 25th April at 2.30 pm What have plants ever done for us? Rarely does a minute go by when we are not involved in an activity that would be impossible without the help of plants.  This talk looks at mankind’s dependence on plants...
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07
Apr

Gardens Through the Letterbox

Gardens through the letterbox Postcard April 2019,  Avenue Gardens, Kabul, Afghanistan. Dear Bucks GT, Kabul is high so there is a nip in the air, but the Judas trees are blooming magnificently.  Babur, the first Mughal emperor, died, and was initially interred, in Agra. However he had made plans for an Avenue Garden to be...
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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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14
Mar

Weeding Women: Shaping England’s Gardens

In Stephen Switzer’s Practical Husbandman and Planter (1733), he recommends wide paths between beds for ease of access and as we can see from this quote, weeder woman and boys to pick off and destroy snails and slugs every morning! Who does the weeding in your household and that of your family, neighbours and friends?...
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06
Mar

International Women’s Day 2021 – Maud Grieve herbalist 80th Anniversary

2021 marks the 80th Anniversary of the death of Maud Grieve The inspirational herbalist, writer, teacher and gardener ‘Now let me tell you about that wonderful plant’* Maud Grieve was born in London in 1858. She spent her early married life in India, and on their return at the end of the 19th century the...
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06
Mar

International Women’s Day 2021 – Margery Fish

Margery Fish (1892–1969) Plantswoman and garden writer Photograph: Margery Fish by Valerie Finnis for Garden People ‘Margery Fish, virtually single-handedly, was responsible for the renewed popularity of the ‘cottage garden’ style of planting in the second half of the twentieth century’ (Catherine Horwood). Margery Fish (née Townsend) has a very tenuous link with Buckinghamshire: although...
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06
Mar

International Women’s Day 2021 – Valerie Finnis

Valerie Finnis (1924–2006) Photographer, lecturer and gardener Valerie Finnis in her garden shed. Photo by Jan Baldwin for World of Interiors April 2009 ( National Portrait Gallery) Although Valerie Finnis did not live in Buckinghamshire, the Bucks Garden Trust has much to be indebted to her for. The Finnis Scott Foundation makes grants to horticultural...
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04
Mar

Newsletter Index

Spring 2021 Christmas 2020 Autumn 2020 July 2020 June 2020 Spring 2020 Autumn 2019 Spring 2019 Autumn 2018 Spring 2018 Books and media Humphry Repton in Buckinghamshire and Beyond   Autumn 2018, 4 Buckinghamshire gardens on film   Christmas 2020, 10-11 General Buckinghamshire in 100 Objects   June 2020, 11 National Heritage List   Spring 2020, 5 Planning reform...
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04
Mar

Restoration of Brick Kilns Great Linford

Nineteenth Century Brick Kilns to be restored at Great Linford.    The Parks Trust are about to begin a restoration project on two Brick Kilns located at Great Linford, by the Grand Union Canal. Brick making had been a local industry in Milton Keynes for hundreds of years. The site where the kilns can be...
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24
Feb

Artists’ Gardens Update

Artists’ Gardens – Update February 2021 We are pleased to announce that we have now completed reports on 15 artists’ gardens, all available to view here. We expect to have at least 20 reports in total out of a list of over 30 potential subjects. These 20 are certainly the most significant as they were...
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