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14
Oct

Celebrating Robert Marnock in Buckinghamshire – latest updates

  The discovery and celebration of Robert Marnock as a C19 garden designer is gaining momentum and the attached are a number of recent talks we now have links for. Claire de Carle and Trust Researchers  have researched the three Buckinghamshire sites and produced a report and display about Marnock’s work at a cluster of...
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26
Aug

Robert Marnock : Berry Hill

Robert Marnock in Buckinghamshire:    BERRY HILL Robert Marnock worked in South Buckinghamshire throughout the 1860s, the gardens he is known to have been involved with are: Hitcham House (formerly Blythewood), Berry Hill and Taplow Court. Which form a cluster to the East of the River Thames, all three sites changed hands around 1852 due to...
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15
May

Missing Pieces Project

  Enrich the List has a new name. Welcome to the Missing Pieces Project. Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust, with the expertise of  Clare Butler, a member,  has supported English Heritage listed places for a number of years by adding the research reports/dossiers and photographs to the List each year. Today (Thursday 11 May) Historic England launched...
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16
Feb

The Bicycle Boys

Introduction: The Bicycle Boys Image: Sam Brewster with bikes taken by Loyal Johnson, 18 August 1928. Credit: RHS Lindley Collections Buckinghamshire County Gardens Trust was delighted to take part in ‘The Bicycle Boys’, an exciting collaboration between the Gardens Trust and the Royal Horticultural Society. In 1928, two young Americans embarked on an epic journey...
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15
Feb

Gertrude Jekyll in Buckinghamshire – list of sites

Gertrude Jekyll in Historic Buckinghamshire  – commissions in date order The table gives details of the sites in Buckinghamshire which are related to Gertrude Jekyll and there is evidence of her involvement.  Sites have either been researched by Buckinghashire Gardens Trust and can be found in the dossiers in the Research & Recording Locally Listed...
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04
Feb

Buckinghamshire’s Local Heritage Listing: can you help?

Can you help with the Local Heritage Listing? Many members of Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust  have already contributed significantly to the Buckinghamshire Local Heritage list, which includes the Research and Recording groups 100 dossiers. The list is extensive and covers locally significant heritage sites, buildings, street furniture, public open spaces, public works of art, monuments etc....
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16
Nov

Remembrance at Eton Cemetary

Standing silent yet messaging the dead, comforted in the shadows of the chapel, ten weathered white and grey headstones commemorate Eton parish military fallen of two world wars. With Remembrance this week Brian Hoare has sent in a  rather sad piece, with photographs,  on the memorials in the Eton (St John) Garden Cemetery following his...
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04
Nov

On Line: A Lost Spa Garden – Dorton Spa Buckinghamshire. Talk by Claire de Carle

Part of the November History Festival Bucks : to see the full programme https://histfestbucks.co.uk A Lost Spa Garden – Dorton Spa Buckinghamshire November 16 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm The story of the Spa at Dorton and its subsequent disappearance into the realms of the forgotten or the unknown is perhaps one of the...
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29
Oct

Autumn: Fred Roche Gardens in Milton Keynes

Fred Roche Gardens The “Fred Roche Gardens lie in the heart of the city centre, behind Christ the Cornerstone church and The Guildhall, and overlooked by offices on Silbury and Midsummer Boulevards. They provide a tranquil haven in the busy commercial district of Central Milton Keynes. The gardens include lawns, borders, formal features, and quiet...
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10
Oct

Lottery-Funded Restoration Scheme Completed At Historic Milton Keynes Park. Great Linford Manor Park Is Now Revived And Revealed  

Just two years after breaking ground, a painstaking restoration scheme to revive and reveal one of the most historic parks in Milton Keynes has been successfully completed by The Parks Trust. Delivered by a team of over 60 people and funded by the National Lottery, the scheme has returned the park to its former glory...
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