A programme of visits and talks is published each year with details on this Events page.
Members can book through the on-line booking system http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/buckinghamshire-gardens-trust
A copy of the policy can be found via the Link on the Home page.
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