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.
‘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: http://ticketsource.co.uk//buckinghamshire-gardens-trust Enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.orgFind out more »
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: http://ticketsource.co.uk//buckinghamshire-gardens-trust Enquiries: email@example.com Cost £20 (40 places) Please note the Zoom talk on Saturday 28 January.Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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: http://ticketsource.co.uk//buckinghamshire-gardens-trust Enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org Cost £15 (40 places)Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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: email@example.com 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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Rosemary Jury email@example.com 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…Find out more »
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,…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »