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.
Events Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose, 1885-6, Tate Britain, London New Online Talks Starting Next Week We’ve just launched a pair of online talks on Two 19th Century Gardening Pioneers. The first, on Scottish landscape gardener Robert Marnock, will be on Tuesday 16th January and the second the following week on George Glenny and the Gardening Press. These replace the postponed series on Queer Gardens, which we hope to rearrange later in the year. Tuesdays, 16 & 23 January, 10am. Tickets: £14 for both or…Find out more »
Our next talk is on 14 March and is entitled “Brenda Colvin and the Women of the Welfare Landscape”. Professor Csepely-Knorr will discuss the work and legacy of women landscape architects and garden designers working in the post-war period in Britain and beyond. By looking at the networks of Brenda Colvin (1897-1981) the first woman to be elected president of the Institute of Landscape Architects, Professor Csepely-Knorr will highlight the impact she and a wider network of women had as…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
Photograph: Dianne Long Tuesday 30th April 10am–3pm Hampden House, Hampden Road, Great Hampden HP16 9RD Tickets: Members only £25 includes refreshments on arrival, tour and light lunch (25 places) The manor of Great Hampden belonged to the same family from pre-Domesday until its sale in 1982 to the present owners, who are founding members of the Trust. The visit starts with a talk on the history of the house and estate. This will be followed by a walk through the…Find out more »
Photograph Claire de Carle Thursday 9th May 2 pm Taplow Court, Berry Hill, Taplow, Maidenhead, SL6 0ER Tickets: £16 members, £20 non-members. Refreshments on arrival. (40 places) Includes tour of the garden led by Phil Rollinson, Head Gardener. The 25-hectare site originates in the early medieval period, and has a C7 Saxon burial mound in its grounds, early-C18 pleasure garden and a small park. Robert Marnock has recently been attributed as the C19 garden designer responsible for the formal gardens…Find out more »
John O'Dwyer Wednesday 22nd May 10.30 for 11am – 1pm Evenley Wood Gardens, Brackley NN135SL Tickets: £20 members £25 non-members. Refreshments on arrival (25 places) Tour of Garden by Michael Hunt. “Set amongst the beautiful Northamptonshire countryside, this 60-acre privately owned woodland garden contains a large and notable collection of plants, ranging from unusual trees and shrubs to a wide selection of lilies and other bulbs. …. Carpets of named snowdrops in February run into wonderful spring bulbs and the garden’s…Find out more »
Photograph Claire de Carle Monday 10th June 10am Rycote Park, Milton Common, Thame, Oxon OX9 2PE Tickets: £20 members £25 non-members. Refreshments on arrival. (40 places) The visit includes a welcome talk bySarah Taylor, the owner, with coffee and biscuits followed by a tour of the Chapel, Ice House and gardens. The C15 Chapel, which predates the original Tudor house, allows an encounter with the history of England and its standing tradition of worship. The Capability Brown park was the…Find out more »
Photographs courtesy of Mr. Anson Tuesday 9th July 2pm, Lilies, High Street, Weedon, Aylesbury HP22 4NS Tickets: £16 members, £20 non-members. Includes refreshments (50 places) Guided tour by Andrew McCarthy, Head Gardener. The garden at Lilies in Weedon, just north of Aylesbury, occupies an elevated position with far-reaching views over the Vale of Aylesbury and neighbouring Hardwick Village. It has extensive lawns, specimen trees and surrounding woodland. It is stocked with perennial and shrub beds surrounding the C19 small country…Find out more »
Photograph JUG Saturday 20th July 1.00pm Wotton House, Wotton Underwood, Aylesbury HP18 0SB Tickets: Free – book through TicketSource. 1.00pm Lunch, bring a picnic. 2.00pm AGM. Tour and Tea. By kind permission of David Gladstone, patron of Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust and owner of Wotton House. Open 1.00 and bring a picnic to eat your lunch o the terrace/lawn. Following the AGM at 2.00 - 2.30pm there will be a guided tour of the Grade I historic landscape surrounding the early…Find out more »
Photograph David Heath Thursday 26th September 2pm Wavendon House, Wavendon House Drive, Wavendon MK17 8AJ Tickets £20 members only. Refreshments included. (20 places) The visit includes a welcome and tour by David Heath. A late C18 country villa pleasure ground and possibly drives by Richard Woods, typical of his style, which survives largely intact, with late C18/early C19 additions for the Hoares of Stourhead, and extensive later C19 park additions that complemented Woods’ work. It has been little altered since…Find out more »