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13
Jul

Ponds, pools and quadrants

This week was Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust long-awaited visit to Bledlow Manor home of the Carrington family. We were delighted that Rupert, the present Lord Carrington was able to give us an introductory talk before he had to dash off to a debate via zoom in the House of Lords. We were then able to wander...
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28
Jun

Day Out: A tale of three swimming pools!

A tale of three swimming pools! I recently enjoyed a day out visiting private gardens and churches courtesy of ‘The Buckinghamshire Historic Churches Trust’ all the gardens were in the area around Winslow and the Claydons. The three gardens that I decided to visit amazingly all had swimming pools that were no longer in use...
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28
Jun

John Nash and the Dovecot

John Nash and the Dovecote Over the last year, we have all developed an increasing appreciation of our open spaces ranging from public parks, designed landscapes or rural countryside. They are places where we have enjoyed the beauty of nature, found comfort away from these difficult times and exercised our minds and our bodies. A...
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28
Jun

St Dunstan’s Park, Monks Risborough

St Dunstan’s Park, Monks Risborough Monks Risborough sits beneath the Whiteleaf Cross and the Icknield Way at the foot of the Chilterns.  The land here has always been predominantly arable with meadows and woodland and, being at the bottom of the escarpment, it is close to the spring line and a small stream runs through...
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18
Jun

Art at St Dunstan’s Monks Risborough – John Nash and the Dovecot

Art at St Dunstan’s Monks Risborough 19-27 June   Saturdays and weekdays 10-5 Sundays 12-5 see Events for more details Christine Bass, the co-ordinator of the nine  artists showing at St. Dunstan’s Church, Monks Risborough asked a member of the The Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust to create a mini exhibition in the south porch focusing on...
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08
Jun

John Nash and the Dovecote

John Nash and the Dovecote   Over the last year, we have all developed an increasing appreciation of our open spaces ranging from public parks, designed landscapes or rural countryside. They are places where we have enjoyed the beauty of nature, found comfort away from these difficult times and exercised our minds and our bodies....
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07
May

Maps key to conservation plan for Oxburgh Hall Parkland, Norfolk

The conservationist and historian Dr Sarah Rutherford who has researched the reconstruction of a 19th-century landscape at Oxburgh Hall, Norfolk, said: “Using an Ordnance Survey map from 1904, we have been able to research details of how the landscape looked when it was at its peak. We’ve also used RAF aerial photographs from 1946 which...
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29
Apr

Britain Between the Wars – Great British Railway Journeys

Michael Portillo  in his 12th series of Greatest Railway Journeys is highlighting the developments in   Britain Between the Wars over 15 episodes. This week starting 26th April 2021 has seen 1/15 Oxford to Abingdon, 2/15 Stoke Mandeville to Beaconsfield  and 3/15 West Ruislip to Windsor on the BBC2 channel. A number of areas have...
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15
Mar

The Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust Newsletter – Spring 2021

Dear Members and Friends, We do hope that you will enjoy our Spring Newsletter; it comes with the hope of a bright Summer for 2021. As always our Editor Gwen Miles, ably assisted by Sub-editor Clare Butler, have compiled for us a feast of interesting articles. Dr Victoria Thomson sets out ‘Ten Things You Need...
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14
Mar

Weeding Women: Shaping England’s Gardens

In Stephen Switzer’s Practical Husbandman and Planter (1733), he recommends wide paths between beds for ease of access and as we can see from this quote, weeder woman and boys to pick off and destroy snails and slugs every morning! Who does the weeding in your household and that of your family, neighbours and friends?...
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