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19
Jan

Queen’s Green Canopy Planting for Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee- Buckingham University

Buckingham University Celebrates Green Canopy Planting News from Michael Hunt, Bucks GT tree specialist I’ve been out and about again for trees and this time it was to attend at Buckingham University a ceremony to plant an avenue of seven Prunus Sargentii (north Japanese hill cherry) and eighteen London Plane trees as part of Her...
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04
Jan

70 Trees for 70 Years in Buckinghamshire

Do you have a favourite tree or woodland in Buckinghamshire? An ancient oak you always pass on your walks? An area of woodland where you love to sit and enjoy the sunshine? Or somewhere that evokes fond childhood memories? Buckinghamshire Council is looking for the best-loved trees and woodlands in Buckinghamshire, as part of Her...
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30
Dec

Glastonbury Thorns at Tree Cathedral Milton Keynes – Boxing Day

Michael Hunt, Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust’s very own ‘Tree Guru’, has been out checking on Boxing Day the Glastonbury Thorns which form part of the Tree Cathedral at Milton Keynes and this is part of his latest blog. Ever since I visited the Tree Cathedral at Milton Keynes I became fascinated with the group of Glastonbury...
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27
Dec

Bucks Gardens Trust Christmas gathering at The New Inn, Stowe

The annual Christmas gathering was moved to the Bennett Room at The New Inn, Stowe this year with a delicious lunch provided by the Farm Deli in Winslow including a welcome glass of fizz and wine. After lunch Brian Dix, who had driven from his home in Wales for the occasion,  gave an amusing but...
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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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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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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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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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