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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.


Members
can book through the on-line booking system http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/buckinghamshire-gardens-trust

or by contacting enquiries@buckinghamshiregardentstrust.org.u

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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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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£10

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: http://ticketsource.co.uk//buckinghamshire-gardens-trust Enquiries: enquiries@bucksgardenstrust.org.uk 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
Free

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 secretary@bucksgardenstrust.org.uk  or  Rosemary Jury enquiries@bucksgardenstrust.org.uk 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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£5.00

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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March 2024

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

March 16 @ 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

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…

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April 2024

Bucks GT – Walk: Hampden House Garden & Park

April 30 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Hampden House, Great Hampden HP16 9RD + Google Map
£25

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…

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May 2024

Bucks GT – Garden Visit: Taplow Court, Berry Hill, Taplow

May 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Taplow Court, Berry Hill, Taplow,
Maidenhead, Bucks SL6 0ER United Kingdom
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£16 – £20

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…

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Bucks GT – Walk: Evenley Wood Gardens, Brackley, NN135SL

May 22 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Evenley Wood, Evenley Wood Gardens,
Brackley, Northampton NN13 5SL United Kingdom
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£20 – £25

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…

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June 2024

Bucks GT – Garden Visit: Rycote Park, Milton Common, Thame, Oxon. OX9 2PE

June 10 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Rycote Park, Milton Common
Thame, Oxon 0X9 2PE United Kingdom
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£20 – £25

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…

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