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30
Mar

Ticket source – free telephone box office service.

Ticketsource – Say Goodbye to Service Fees on Phone Bookings! Free Telephone Box Office Service Great news – from 30th March 2024, when customers book their tickets over the phone with Ticketsource, they won’t have to pay any extra service fees. They pay exactly the same as someone booking online! Now is the perfect time...
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30
Mar

Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust – Gardeners Network update

The Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust – photographs of Gardeners’ Network – CdC Gardeners’ Network Update – visit to Claydon The Bucks GT Gardeners’ Network (GN) was started in October 2022 (with advise from Bedfordshire GT who have run a successful GN for 9 years)  with the inaugural meeting hosted by Barry Smith, Head Gardener(HG) at Stowe,...
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30
Mar

Gardens Trust Volunteer Award 2024

Gardens Trust Volunteer Award 2024 nominations now open We’d like to invite you to submit nominations for our annual Volunteer Award, intended to celebrate and showcase volunteers and the invaluable contribution they make each year. County Gardens Trust volunteers are incredibly impressive and are absolutely essential to the work of the historic designed landscapes sector...
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Indoor/outdoor (© Sarah Gray)
27
Mar

Daffodils, Primroses and Fritillari in Buckinghamshire

March and April  is brightened up by the yellow trumpets of daffodils on roadsides and in parks but these are generally the planted or escaped garden varieties. Spotting a Wild daffodil, especially in Buckinghamshire,  in the shade of an ancient woodland, or pushing up through the grasses of a damp meadow is becoming rare as...
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17
Mar

Review: The Gardeners’ Royal Benevolent Institute – Francesca Murray

The Gardeners’ Royal Benevolent Institute a talk by Francesca Murray Thirty plus members of Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust and their guests enjoyed a most informative talk last Saturday by one of our members, Francesca Murray. The talk was inspired by her current research for a PhD at Queen Mary University, London, on Nineteenth-century gardeners, nurserymen, and...
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07
Mar

International Women’s Day: Modern Capability Brown – 21st Century Women Landscape Architects & Designers

Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust has for a number of years supported International Women’s Day. In 2022 we featured Forgotten Buckinghamshire Women in Gardening: Margaret Ursula Mee ( 1909-1988), Alice de Rothschild (1847-1922) and Kay Naylor Sanecki (1922-2005). In 2023 it was Women Head Gardeners in Buckinghamshire: Franzi Cheeseman at Stoke Poges Memorial Gardens, Jackie Hunt at...
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01
Mar

Visit to Royal Horticulture Society Linley Library – 6th February

On Tuesday 6th February a group of Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust members met at the Royal Horticulture Society  to have a tour of the historical archive collection that is held by the Linley Library having negotiated the challenging train service! We were able to view  a large range of archives including an amazing photographic record of...
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01
Mar

The Gardens Trust New Research Symposium

New Research Symposium The Garden’s Trust New Research Symposium is an annual opportunity to share new and unpublished interdisciplinary research relating to garden history. It is open to all researchers and scholars, regardless of whether they are attached to an academic institution, and we welcome submissions from international scholars as well as those based in...
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28
Feb

Jacob, 4th Baron Rothschild 1936-2024

Jacob, 4th Baron Rothschild 1936 – 2024 The Trust was saddened to hear of the death of Lord Rothschild aged 87, whose financial acumen, philanthropic sensibility, unstinting support for culture and the arts made him an eminent figure in British life. He was Chairman of Trustees of the National Gallery from 1985 and 1991 and...
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01
Feb

John Rotheroe 1935-2024

JOHN ROTHEROE –  Anna Hallett Are you interested in ’The Grand Tour’? do you have a question about London railway stations or wonder about the uses of the census? A good place to start your research would be a Shire book on the subject. Amongst the many titles can be found answers to thorny questions...
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