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06
Mar

International Women’s Day 2021 – Valerie Finnis

Valerie Finnis (1924–2006) Photographer, lecturer and gardener Valerie Finnis in her garden shed. Photo by Jan Baldwin for World of Interiors April 2009 ( National Portrait Gallery) Although Valerie Finnis did not live in Buckinghamshire, the Bucks Garden Trust has much to be indebted to her for. The Finnis Scott Foundation makes grants to horticultural...
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04
Mar

Newsletter Index

Spring 2021 Christmas 2020 Autumn 2020 July 2020 June 2020 Spring 2020 Autumn 2019 Spring 2019 Autumn 2018 Spring 2018 Books and media Humphry Repton in Buckinghamshire and Beyond   Autumn 2018, 4 Buckinghamshire gardens on film   Christmas 2020, 10-11 General Buckinghamshire in 100 Objects   June 2020, 11 National Heritage List   Spring 2020, 5 Planning reform...
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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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24
Feb

Artists’ Gardens Update

Artists’ Gardens – Update February 2021 We are pleased to announce that we have now completed reports on 15 artists’ gardens, all available to view here. We expect to have at least 20 reports in total out of a list of over 30 potential subjects. These 20 are certainly the most significant as they were...
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14
Feb

Buckinghamshire Cemeteries

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE CEMETERIES Cemeteries and their designed landscapes have long been of interest to our volunteer Sarah Rutherford. As Head of Historic England’s Register of Parks and Gardens she led a project to assess the significance of cemeteries across England, and since then as a consultant she has worked on various other cemetery assessment projects for...
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14
Feb

Research and Recording update

As of January 2021, we have completed 80 dossiers on our locally important sites,  available to view via our Research and Recording page. The new ones added in 2020 are: Bradwell Manor in Milton Keynes, Ceeley House (Bucks County Museum), Greenlands (Hambleden), Hampden House and two more parks in Milton Keynes, Caldecotte Lake and Ouzel...
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11
Jan

Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust Award

The Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust Award an Honorary Family Life membership to Michael Harrison, Estate Manager of Wotton House.   The Buckingham Gardens Trust is pleased to announce that Michael Harrison, Estate Manager at Wotton House, Wotton Underwood, Buckinghamshire, home of Mr and Mrs David Gladstone, has been awarded – with his wife Sarah – Honorary...
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08
Jan

Buckinghamshire Lottery – support Bucks Gardens Trust

Buckinghamshire Lottery – Supports Bucks Gardens Trust Your support makes a real difference to our local community Win £100 for Bucks GT. Sign-up for only £1 a week! £25,000 Jackpot We get 50p from every £1 ticket and a further 10p goes to other good causes Join your community in making where we live an...
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02
Jan

Why not join the Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust in 2021?

Why not join the Bucks Gardens Trust in 2021?   https://bucksgardenstrust.org.uk/membership/   If you’ve been following us this year, you’ll have seen there’s lots on offer, including: ✔️Great newsletters ✔️Events ✔️Research projects All from just £15 (£5 for students). You’d be most welcome! 🙂    
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08
Dec

The Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust Christmas Newsletter

  Wotton House, Wotton Underwood, Buckinghamshire Home of Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust’s patron David Gladstone.   In 1989 I was fortunate to meet Christopher Lamb, an architect who had worked with Donald Insall’s practice on the restoration of Wotton House under the guidance of the indefatigable Mrs Elaine Brunner who, in 1957, had purchased the main...
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