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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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11
Aug

Visit to Aston Pottery and Gardens, Wednesday 4th August

Visit to Aston Pottery and Gardens- near Bampton OX18 2BT This visit was a complete contrast to our recent tours of historic designed landscapes. The inspiration behind the whole area, Stephen Baughman himself showed us round the fascinating gardens which now enhance the Aston Pottery he created from a collapsed cowshed!  Energetic and enthusiastic, he...
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11
Aug

Did you miss it? The summer picnic at Rousham. Monty Don says “….. one of the greatest gardens in the world”

The summer picnic at Rousham Park, Sunday 1st August Monty Don believes that “Kent is the great genius of the eighteenth-century garden design and Rousham is his masterpiece, one of the greatest gardens in the world” A group of BGT members were very lucky that Charles Boot made one of his rare forays out of...
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20
Jul

Bledlow Manor

Did you miss it? Tuesday 6th July saw the second Summer Event 2021 organized by Rosemary Jury (Chair & Events Organiser) at The Manor House, Bledlow for forty members and guests. The Head Gardener, Mark Thompson met the group at the entrance and Rupert, Lord Carrington gave us an excellent introductory talk about the history...
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14
Jul

Visit to Great Linford Park, Milton Keynes

On Sunday 11th July 40 members of Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust (BGT) enjoyed a guided walk of Great Linford Manor Park in Milton Keynes. Almost 10 years The Parks Trust commissioned a conservation management plan to guide them on how to manage Great Linford Manor Park as a historic parkland. The plan highlighted the need for...
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07
May

Maps key to conservation plan for Oxburgh Hall Parkland, Norfolk

The conservationist and historian Dr Sarah Rutherford who has researched the reconstruction of a 19th-century landscape at Oxburgh Hall, Norfolk, said: “Using an Ordnance Survey map from 1904, we have been able to research details of how the landscape looked when it was at its peak. We’ve also used RAF aerial photographs from 1946 which...
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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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