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22
Jun

Italy comes to Bedfordshire- Citrus Trees thriving in the Chilterns

Italy Comes to Bedfordshire  – Citrus Trees thriving in the Chilterns! I recently visited a friend’s house near Dunstable to tour her new garden and admire her citrus collection. She recently moved to an old farmhouse with around thirty acres so she could accommodate her hundred-plus citrus and their large polytunnel, as they were fast...
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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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21
Jun

Magnolia × wieseneri, Batsford Arboretum photograph by Michael Hunt

Notes for Magnolia x wieseneri You may like to post this wonderful photo of this summer flowering Magnolia photographed by Michael at Batsford Arboretum last Wednesday 8 June 2022 For more details go to: https://www.rhs.org.uk/plants/59844/magnolia-x-wieseneri/details    or    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnolia_%C3%97_wieseneri
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08
Jun

The Annual General Meeting of the Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust will be held at The Arts Centre at Great Linford, Milton Keynes on Saturday 13th August at 2.00 pm.

The Annual General Meeting of the Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust will be held at The Arts Centre at Great Linford, Milton Keynes on Saturday 13th August at 2.00 pm. Followed by Refreshments and Guided Walk of Linford Manor Park restoration work. Free Event Please book your free place through www.ticketsource.co.uk/buckinghamshire-gardens-trust Timetable: AGM 2.00 pm at The...
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03
Jun

Tree Walk with Michael Hunt at Langley Park, 22nd May 2022

Langley Park owes its beginnings in the early 17th Century to Sir John Kederminster whose house was replaced by Charles Spencer (later 3rd Duke of Marlborough) c.1755-8 who moved here after a row with his grandmother Sarah (1st Duchess). The Park was landscaped by ‘Capability’ Brown 1763-4. Letters to his wife from campaign demonstrate the...
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23
May

Rare Green Winged Orchid in flower

A very special secret spectacular can now be seen near Oakley, Bucks. The rare Green Winged Orchid is in flower at Bernwood Meadows, the orchids are splendid this year and the meadow is covered in their vibrant purple flowers, there are also ladies’ smock and swathes of cowslip at the Nature Reserve which is managed...
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14
May

Walk: Willen Lake North, Milton Keynes. 4th May

Willen Lake It’s quite hard to do justice to the 4 May BGT walk at North Willen Lake in 500 words. Tim Skelton, a surveyor who worked for Milton Keynes Development Corporation, and Chair of Milton Keynes Forum, aided and abetted by Pete Martin, local architect who also worked for MKDC, led 15 people around...
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14
May

Chenies Manor House & Garden 26th April

Visit to Chenies Manor House, Tuesday 26 April 2022 Located on a south-facing slope overlooking the Chess Valley, Chenies Manor House makes a dramatic backdrop for its beautiful gardens. Beside an old Bramley apple tree, crowned with mistletoe, Charles MacLeod Matthews, the present owner, introduced the fascinating history of the estate. From its creation in...
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14
Apr

Chiltern Heritage Orchard and the sheep who graze it.

A Welcome to Chiltern Heritage Orchards In 2016 horticulturalist and lecturer Lindsay Engers started a traditional mixed fruit orchard in the Chilterns on a farm near St Leonards. He farms using traditional short, intensive sheep grazing and strict organic standards to establish over 250 different cultivars of fruit. The choice of fruit is mainly commercial...
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28
Mar

Historic England Launches New Map Revealing a Century of England From the Air

Historic England Launches New Map Revealing a Century of England From the Air 22 March 2022 – Today, Historic England launches its new Aerial Photography Explorer – which for the first time allows users to search and explore an online map showing aerial photographs of England over the past 100 years. Aerial imagery provides a...
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