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A full programme of visits, walks and talks to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust has been  published and members can book through the on-line booking system http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/buckinghamshire-gardens-trust

As numbers for each event are limited please book early to avoid disappointment.

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May 2022

Garden Visit: The Walled Garden, Wormsley, Stokenchurch

May 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
The walled garden, Wormsley, The Walled Garden
Wormsley,, Bucks HP14 3YE
+ Google Map
£20

The Walled Garden, Wormsley (HP14 3YE) Fourth quarter© Wormsley Estate. Penelope Hobhouse & Simon Johnson The two-acre walled garden at Wormsley was built in 1740 in the most sheltered spot in this cold windswept valley high in the Chilterns.  When Sir Paul Getty bought the Estate in 1985 The Walled Garden had been neglected for a number of years.  Penelope Hobhouse in conjunction with Simon Johnson was commissioned to rebuild and redesign the walled garden. Following her brief, the garden…

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Zoom – Forgotten Women Gardeners: Alice “The All-Powerful” de Rothschild. Speaker Sophie Piebenga

May 28 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
£5

“Dr Sophie Piebenga is the (part-time) gardens’ archivist at Waddesdon Manor, Bucks. Born and brought up in The Netherlands, she has spent all her adult life in the UK, training originally as a gardener with The National Trust and at The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. She diverged into the world of garden history, making the works of the landscape gardener W S Gilpin the topic of her DPhil study at the University of York. Now based in The Cotswolds she…

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June 2022

Garden Visit: Turn End, Haddenham

June 8 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Turn End, Haddenham, H17 8BG, Haddenham Bucks HP17 8BG United Kingdom + Google Map
£15

Photograph: Gwen Miles Turn End, Haddenham (HP17 8BG) photograph: Claire de Carle This is the private garden of one of the iconic C20 group of properties designed by the renowned architect Peter Aldington. Jackie Hunt, the Head Gardener at Turn End, will lead a tour of the garden. photograph Claire de Carle The artist in residence will have her studio open.     Car parking: parking on road, no car park Tickets: £15   http://ticketsource.co.uk//buckinghamshire-gardens-trust Refreshments included - tickets still available…

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Tree Walk: Tomkins Arboretum, Winslow. Guide Michael Hunt

June 14 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Tomkins Arboretum Bucks MK18 3EB + Google Map
£10

Tree Walk: Tomkins Arboretum, Winslow (MK18 3EB) ©Laurel Leaved Oak, Tomkins Arboretum, Winslow ©  Michael Hunt A gem of 5 acres which was formerly the northern part of the gardens of adjacent Winslow Hall. A fine selection of trees with a rare Laurel Leaved Oak. Meet at the entrance to the Arboretum in the free car park in Greyhound Lane. Duration: 1.5 hours Terrain: mainly on grass. Dogs: Assistance dogs only & must be on a lead. Tickets: £10  Book…

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A Garden Visit: Eythrope, Waddesdon

June 22 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Eythrope, Waddesdon Bucks HP18 0JH + Google Map
£50

Eythrope, Waddesdon (HP18 OJH) Eythrope Walled Garden ©Waddesdon, A Rothschild House & Garden, Tom Hatton Eythrope Produce for Sale © Waddesdon, A Rothschild Garden A Rothschild family garden. A private bus will take us to Eythrope from the free car park at Waddesdon Manor for a tour of this beautiful four-acre walled garden, with orchard and glasshouses. After lunch, you will be free to enjoy the gardens and facilities of Waddesdon. Eythrope Walled Garden Tour – Waddesdon Manor This link…

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July 2022

A Garden Visit: Dorneywood, Slough

July 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Dorneywood, Slough Slough SL1 8PY + Google Map
£20

Dorneywood: Rex Whistler Painting from the interior- Ave Silvae Dorni 1928 ©en.Wikipedia.org Dorneywood Garden is a combination cottage and kitchen garden in 1930s style, set around an 18th-century house. The garden features a lily pond, a stylish conservatory, a rose garden, and herbaceous borders. In 1910 the house was badly damaged by fire. It was rebuilt and the gardens laid out in 1942. There are 215 acres (87ha) of garden, parkland, woods, and farmland. In the past, the house was…

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Tree Walk: Newlands Tree Cathedral, Milton Keynes. Guide Michael Hunt

July 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Newlands Tree Cathedral, Milton Keynes MK9 4AD + Google Map
£10

Aerial view of Tree Cathedral © The Parks Trust Newlands and the Tree Cathedral A chance to enjoy one of only three Tree Cathedrals in Great Britain. It is based on the layout of Norwich cathedral and has some fine trees to enjoy including the fascinating four Glastonbury Thorns. Duration: 1.5 hours Terrain: mainly hard [ath and gravel tracks with one set of shallow steps. Park Park and meet in the Cricket Pavilion car park by the Parks Trust office.…

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August 2022

Annual General Meeting at Great Linford, Milton Keynes

August 13 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Great Linford Manor
free

photograph by Ellie Broad The Annual General Meeting of the Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust will be held at The Arts Centre at Great Linford, Milton Keynes on Saturday 13th August at 2.00 pm. Followed by Refreshments and Guided Walk of Linford Manor Park restoration work. Free Event Please book your free place through www.ticketsource.co.uk/buckinghamshire-gardens-trust Timetable: AGM 2.00 pm at The Arts Centre at Great Linford, Milton Keynes. The AGM should last approximately 30 minutes. A gentle reminder that only Members of…

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September 2022

A Garden Visit: Eythrope, Waddesdon

September 14 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Eythrope, Waddesdon Bucks HP18 0JH + Google Map
£50

Eythrope Walled Garden ©Waddesdon, A Rothschild House & Garden, Tom Hatton Eythrope Produce for Sale © Waddesdon, A Rothschild Garden A Rothschild family garden. A private bus will take us to Eythrope from the free car park at Waddesdon Manor for a tour of this beautiful four-acre walled garden, with orchard and glasshouses. After lunch, you will be free to enjoy the gardens and facilities of Waddesdon. Eythrope Walled Garden Tour – Waddesdon Manor This link gives you more information…

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October 2022

Celebratory Lunch, Hampden House , Great Hampden

October 13 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Hampden House, Great Hampden HP16 9RD + Google Map
£50

Hampden House, front entrance © Gwen Miles The social occasion of the year, with speeches from founding members and the chance to meet up with members from across the county. Hampden House is not usually open to the public so this will be a chance to see inside this magnificent Grade I sixteenth-century house, remodelled in the Georgian Gothic style, and hopefully wander in the gardens. £50 includes a welcome glass of fizz, hot lunch, and anniversary cake Book tickets:http://ticketsource.co.uk//buckinghamshire-gardens-trust…

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Tree Walk: Priestfield Arboretum, Little Kingshill: Guide Michael Hunt

October 23 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Priestfield Aboretum. Little Kingshill HP16 0DS + Google Map
£10

Golden Larch, Priestfield Arboretum © Michael Hunt Discover the secrets of this privately owned hidden gem of around 2.4 hectares with some 220 trees with species of conifers such as Golden Larch and Veitch’s Fir. Duration: 1...5 hours Terrain: mainly on grass. NO FACILITIES. Limited parking in Stony Lane where we will meet at the Arboretum gate. Book tickets:http://ticketsource.co.uk//buckinghamshire-gardens-trust Enquiries: enquiries@bucksgardenstrust.org.uk  £10  (20 places) includes a guidebook

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Postponed until Autumn 2022 ‘In Search of Artist’s Gardens in Buckinghamshire’: Claire de Carle

October 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
St.Mary’s Church, Church Street, Aylesbury. HP20 2JJ United Kingdom + Google Map
£10.00

Car Richardson image  courtesy of  https://paintings.antipole.co .uk This talk has been postponed until Autumn with a provisional date of Saturday 29th October - to be confirmed ‘In Search of Artist’s Gardens in Buckinghamshire’: In-person talk to Bucks Garden Trust by Claire de Carle Starting in 2018, the aim of the ‘Artists and their Gardens’ project was first to identify artists who had lived in the county and then, by researching them, establish: were they gardeners, did they create a garden,…

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