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27
Mar

Alice’s Wonderlands at Waddesdon Manor

Waddesdon is celebrating 100 years since the death of the extraordinary gardener, art collector and chatelaine of the Manor, Alice de Rothschild. Until 30th October.  See Alice’s Wonderlands and Coach House exhibitions, and tours of Eythrope.
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25
Mar

Planning victory

BGT, advising the Gardens Trust, has played a significant role in the refusal by Buckinghamshire Council of a planning application by the Ministry of Justice to develop a new ‘megaprison’ at Grendon Underwood. The Category C prison, intended to house up to 1468 prisoners, would have covered an area of 6.7 ha on a greenfield...
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19
Mar

Where to go: Tree blossom in Buckinghamshire parks

March 2022 -Chandos Park Buckingham. Michael Hunt Stowe – New Inn Garden Tomkins Arboretum, Winslow 19th March 2022.  This morning’s visit to see the emerging leaves of this Cercidiphyllum japonicum = the Katsura tree from Japan and China and introduced to Britain in 1881. The leaves will turn bright green for the summer, then turn...
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18
Mar

Where to go: Windsor Great Park is most popular attraction in Britain

Windsor Great Park is the most popular attraction in Britain and that is official. So if you have not visited for a number of years and it is on the doorstep of Buckinghamshire put it on your list. We know that parks have been in great demand during the pandemic but Windsor Great Park topped...
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18
Mar

Where to go: Spring at Evenley Wood Gardens, Northants

Evenly Wood Gardens in Northamptonshire stayed open for all of the lockdown. Great place for families, garden enthusiasts and special occasions. Excellent website http://www.evenlywoodgarden.co.uk Photographs by Claire de Carle on a recent visit.
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04
Mar

International Women’s Day. Buckinghamshire’s Forgotten Women in Gardening: Margaret Ursula Mee (1909–1988)

Buckinghamshire’s Forgotten Women in Gardening: Margaret Ursula Mee (1909–1988) Margaret Mee, a celebrated botanical artist whose exotic paintings of the Brazilian Amazon rainforest flora are exhibited around the world, started life in a modest but happy family among the farms and fields of early 20th-century Chesham. Born Margaret Ursula Brown on 22nd May 1909 in...
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04
Mar

International Women’s Day. Buckinghamshire’s Forgotten Women in Gardening: Alice de Rothschild

Buckinghamshire’s Forgotten Women in Gardening: Alice de Rothschild Alice Charlotte von Rothschild was born in Frankfurt on 17 February 1847. She spent her early years in Vienna, and after the death of her mother in 1859 spent time with various European relatives including at Aston Clinton and Mentmore. When her brother Ferdinand’s wife Evelina died...
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04
Mar

International Women’s Day. Buckinghamshire’s Forgotten Women in Gardening: Kay Naylor Sanecki (1922-2005)

  Buckinghamshire’s Forgotten Women in Gardening: Kay Naylor Saneski   (1922 – 2005) Archivist, writer, editor, garden historian and horticulturalist Kay’s 100th birthday would have been in 2022, and interestingly this year also marks the 50th Anniversary of The Garden History Journal as well as the Bucks Gardens Trust’s 25th Anniversary and of course the Queen’s...
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28
Feb

The Parks Trust calls for help in protecting one of their ancient woodlands.

Howe Park Wood courtesy of The Parks Trust The Parks Trust calls for help in protecting one of their ancient woodlands. The Parks Trust, the charity that cares for over 6,000 acres of parkland and greenspaces in Milton Keynes is asking for your help in protecting one of their three ancient woodlands found across the...
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12
Feb

The Parks Trust takes on lease of Almshouses in Great Linford Manor Park

The Parks Trust enter an agreement with MK Council to take on the lease of Almshouses  The Parks Trust, the independent charity that looks after over 6,000 acres of green space and parkland in Milton Keynes has entered an agreement with Milton Keynes Council to take on a 999-year lease of the Almshouses in Great...
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