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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.


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May 2023

Tree Walk: Turn End, Haddenham – Tuesday 30th May – 2pm start

30th May 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Turn End, Haddenham, H17 8BG, Haddenham Bucks HP17 8BG United Kingdom + Google Map

‘Tree Treasures Walk’, a joint event with Turn End Trust.  Turn End, Townside, Haddenham  HP17 8BG.  Two guided tree walks to be led by Michael Hunt in this beautiful Grade II listed garden of the renowned architect Peter Aldington. Includes tea and cake. Cost  £15   (40 places  max. 20 per session) 2pm start Book tickets: Enquiries:

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June 2023

Garden Visit: Church Gardens, Harefield

13th June 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Church Gardens, Harefield, Church Gardens
Harefield, UB9 6DU United Kingdom
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Church Gardens, Harefield UB9 6DU. A beautiful C17th house with 3-acre walled garden; stunning borders, an orchard with pond & an arcaded wall. Includes a guided tour, tea and cake. Book tickets: Enquiries: Cost £20  (40 places) Please note the Zoom talk on Saturday 28 January.

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New Evening Visit: The Plant Specialist Nursery, Great Missenden

21st June 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Plant Nursery, Great Missenden, Whitefield Lane
Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire HP16 0BH
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Evening  Visit to: The Plant Specialist Nursery, Great Missenden on Wednesday 21st June 6pm - 8.30 pm Established in 2002 by Keith Pounder and Sean Walter, the Nursery (and its display gardens) is located in the village of Great Missenden in the Chilterns. It is dedicated to growing a wide range of new and unusual herbaceous perennials and ornamental grasses, making reliable garden plants especially for our changing climate. At no time has gardening with perennials been more exciting. The…

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July 2023

Garden Visit: Lindengate

12th July 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Lindengate, Wendover Road
Wendover, Aylesbury, Bucks HP22 6BD
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Lindengate, Wendover Road, Aylesbury HP22 6BD.                        A visit to Wendover’s award-winning community garden. The 6-acre site includes ponds, colourful borders, a Kitchen Garden, Heritage Orchard & Nature Reserve. Enjoy a guided tour then tea in the Yurt.  Perhaps visit the Garden Centre for lunch beforehand. Book tickets: Enquiries:  Cost £15  (40 places)

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Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust Annual General Meeting Saturday 22nd July at 2pm

22nd July 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
St Dunstan’s Church, Monks Risborough, near Princes Risborough, Mill Lane
Monks Risborough, Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire HP27 9JE
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The Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday 22 July 2023 at 2pm, St Dunstan’s Church, Monks Risborough HP27 9JF Following the formal business of the afternoon, the Revd. Peter Godden has kindly offered to give us a short tour of the church and to tell us about its interesting history. The church is a 11th century Grade I listed church in the Conservation Area of Monks Risborough.  It is described in 'Pevsners Architectural Guide' as…

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September 2023

Garden Visit: Bekonscot, Beaconsfield

27th September 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Bekonscot – model village, 40/40A Warwick Road
Beaconsfield, HP9 2PL
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Special Evening visit for Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust  to Bekonscot  at 40/40a Warwick Road, Beaconsfield, HP9 2PL.                     on Wednesday 27 September - Evening visit - 5pm to  8pm Book tickets now: Enquiries: Cost £10  for members and guests including refreshments Bekonscot Model Village actually comprises seven little towns stuck in a 1930s timewarp.  Bekonscot Town is the biggest, with the others scattered about the other 1.5 acres of gardens. Each has its own character, villagers and features – from…

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Guided Walk: Great Linford Manor by Ellie Broad – this has been postponed until next year.

30th September 2023 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Great Linford Manor

This event has been postponed until next year. Apologies   Great Linford Manor - guided walk Ellie Broad, the project manager for the restoration has  offered a guided Great Linford Manor walk on  Saturday 30th September at 10.30 am.  to see the completed project. The walk replaces the one we were supposed to have after the AGM on the hottest day of the year last year 2022. The history : Just two years after breaking ground, a painstaking restoration scheme…

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November 2023

Live Talk: Alison Bailey: Modernist Architecture in Amersham

11th November 2023 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Aylesbury Methodist Church and Centre, Buckingham Street
Aylesbury, HP20 2NQ United Kingdom
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£10 – £12.50

Sir John Betjeman commented in his 1973 documentary Metro-Land: “All Buckinghamshire was scandalised by the appearance, high above Amersham, of a concrete house in the shape of a letter ‘Y’. It was built for a young professor by a young architect . . . ‘I am the home of the 20th century family’, it proclaimed, ‘that loves air and sun and open country’. It started a style called ‘moderne’.” Modernist Architecture in Amersham  - a talk by Alison Bailey Alison…

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Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust Christmas Lunch – The Crown , Granborough

25th November 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
The Crown, Granborough, Winslow Road
Granborough, Bucks MK18 3NJ
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Last date for booking Sunday 29th October. If you have missed this deadline and would like to go on the waiting list please contact Kathy Jackson  or  Rosemary Jury The Crown at Granborough has been booked for Christmas Lunch on Saturday 25th November 12 noon for Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust . Special guest speaker: Brian Dix - International Archaeologist Christmas  Lunch Menu Starter: Cream of Woodland Mushroom Soup, Garlic Crouton, Truffle Oil(GFA)(DFA)(V)(VA) Poached Pear & Blue Cheese Salad, Mixed…

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January 2024

Bucks GT – Live Talk: David Marsh: Puzzle Pictures

January 27 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Aylesbury Methodist Church and Centre, Buckingham Street
Aylesbury, HP20 2NQ United Kingdom
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£10 – £12.50

Puzzle Pictures This talk looks at a series of paintings from the 16th to 18th centuries which feature gardens, and helps the audience see beyond the obvious.  Are the pictures useful evidence for the history gardens? Are they “accurate” depictions?  What else might they be telling us? It might sound a bit heavy but it’s intended to intrigue the audience and make them think why the painting was made, and understand a bit more of the mind-set of the period,…

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February 2024

Bucks GT – Lindley Library – “Collections up Close Tour”

February 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
RHS Lindley Library, 80 Vincent Square
London, SW1 2PE United Kingdom
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By courtesy of RHS Collections up Close Visit Visit to the RHS Lindley Library The Royal Horticultural Society Lindley Library is in the beautiful Edwardian headquarters of the Royal Horticultural Society at 80 Vincent Square, London SW1P 2PE. The Society has had a library for more than 200 years and their collections reflect this longstanding passion for gardens and garden plants. Today the collections are a treasure trove for anyone interested in learning more about the history and art of…

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Bucks GT – Live Talk: Paul Rabbitts: A concise history of our Great British parks

February 24 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Aylesbury Methodist Church and Centre, Buckingham Street
Aylesbury, HP20 2NQ United Kingdom
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£10 – £12.50

A Concise History of our Great British Parks This talk gives a really fascinating insight into the history of one of our greatest ever institutions - our great British public park. We have all enjoyed them at some time in our lives but what do we really know about them? their origins? did they really start in the Victorian period or do they go even further back? This talk illustrates their origins, talks about the need for parks, the Victorian…

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