Find membership options and join us today.
Find membership options and join us today.


New Booking and Cancellation Policy for Events

A programme of visits and talks is published each year with details on this Events page.

can book through the on-line booking system

or by contacting

Main points of policy:

·        Members can book a ticket for themselves & up to 2 tickets for non-members/guests

·        Price of tickets:  we operate a price differentiation with guests paying 25% more

·        Cancellations  – full refund if BGT cancel

·        Cancellation of a booking can be requested up to 7 days prior the event.  A refund less the booking fee 6.5% plus VAT will be made to original form of payment.

·        Cancellations of less than a week will be noted but refunds at discretion of the Event Organiser

·        No refunds will be given on day of the event or retrospectively.

A copy of the policy can be found via the Link on the Home page.


Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Bucks GT – Live Talk: Gardeners’ Royal Benevolent Institution and Exbury Gardens- Francesca Murray

March 16 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

£10 – £12.50

Francesca Murray is a gardener and garden history enthusiast.

She is currently studying for a PhD at Queen Mary University of London on Nineteenth-century gardeners, nurserymen, and the associations that came to their aid. She has a Masters in Garden History from the University of Buckingham and is a contributor of garden history articles and guest speaker for Perennial, the modern day Gardener’s Royal Benevolent institution, and a trustee of the Gardens Trust.

She has co-written a history of Exbury Gardens with Lionel de Rothschild, The Eighth Wonder of the World: Exbury Gardens and the Rothschilds, which was published in 2022.

Francesca’s talk will address her research on the Gardeners Royal Benevolent Institution and destitute gardeners of the 19th century.
This is not as depressing as it might sound but relates to Exbury and other gardens that we all enjoy and visit.  Many of the Charity’s recipients worked as head gardeners and nurseryman supplying these gardens and many of the garden owners supported the Charity, and still do today.

Logo of the Gardeners’ Royal Benevolent Institution – Perennial


Book tickets:  

Please note that Members pay £10.00 and non-members/guests £12.50

All members are welcome and booking is not essential as you can pay at the door with cash, card or a cheque

Refreshments will be available at the end of the talk

Note: New venue Aylesbury Methodist Church and Centre – see map. Excellent access, including lift, ramps. Church has limited parking for Blue badges (3) plus there is public car park next to venue at Coopers Yard.



March 16
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
£10 – £12.50
Event Categories:


Bucks Gardens Trust Events Committee


Aylesbury Methodist Church and Centre
Buckingham Street
Aylesbury, HP20 2NQ United Kingdom
+ Google Map
01296 426526
We are using cookies to give you the best experience. You can find out more about which cookies we are using or switch them off in privacy settings.
AcceptPrivacy Settings


We are using cookies to give you the best experience. You can find out more about which cookies we are using or switch them off.