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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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September 2021

Lecture: Capability Brown at Radley – Rediscovering a lost landscape

30th September 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
£5.00

Zoom Lecture: In 1770 Sir William Stonhouse of Radley Hall paid Capability Brown £672. In 1847, the founders of Radley College chose the site because of the beauty of its landscape but had no idea it was by Capability Brown. In this talk, Clare Sargent, Head of Library and Archives at Radley College, looks at how that information was lost and the attempts to re-construct the landscape since its re-discovery in the 1950s. Clare Sargent has worked for Radley College…

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November 2021

Gardens Trust’s annual Historic Landscapes “Assembly Afternoons” – free for members.

15th November 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
On line only United Kingdom
Free

Tickets are now available for the Gardens Trust's annual Historic Landscapes Assembly, which will be taking place online, during three 'Assembly Afternoons' on 15th, 17th and 19th November 1.30-3.00 pm. We have a fantastic line-up, with speakers from the GT, county gardens trusts and from national organisations across the historic landscapes sector. The Assembly is a not-to-be-missed forum for anyone - volunteer, researcher, owner or professional - with an interest in the history, enjoyment and conservation of our fantastic historic…

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‘Contemporary or historical, educational and productive’ Discovering Buckinghamshire’s Museum Gardens

27th November 2021 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
St.Mary’s Church, Church Street, Aylesbury. HP20 2JJ United Kingdom + Google Map
£3

Ceeley House, Aylesbury County Museum (image Historic Photographs of Bucks) Talk by Claire de Carle (Chair, Trustee and Research Co-ordinator of Bucks Gardens Trust) to Bucks Archaeological Society ‘Contemporary or historical, educational and productive’ Discovering Buckinghamshire’s Museum Gardens Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust have been researching historic parks and gardens of local importance for the last eight years and the resulting reports totalling nearly one hundred are available to view on our website. These reports include three museum gardens: The County Museum,…

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December 2021

Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust Christmas Social Event

4th December 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
The Bennett Room, Stowe Landscape Gardens
Stowe, MK18 5EQ
+ Google Map
£20

Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust invite its members and guests to a special Christmas Social Event in the Bennett Room of The New Inn  Stowe Landscape Gardens on Saturday 4th December at 12 noon Arrive early and go for a walk in the beautiful grounds of Stowe and then join other members of the Trust for a buffet lunch provided by The Farm Deli, Winslow (please let Rosemary Jury if you have special dietary unit  - events@bucksgardenstrust.org.uk)   The cost of the…

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January 2022

Building The Grid – The Story of the Development of Milton Keynes’ by Tim Skelton.

January 23 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
On line only United Kingdom
£5.00

The talk will be given by Tim Skelton, Chair of Milton Keynes Forum (the city’s Civic Society). Tim spent ten years at Milton Keynes Development Corporation from 1979 and has taken a keen interest in both the original development of the city and the way that it has evolved following the demise of MKDC in 1992. Photographs by Tim Skelton Date: Sunday 23rd January 2022 at 2.30 p.m via on line zoom. Booking:  Please book though the booking system:  …

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March 2022

The Gardens and Estates of the Borromeo Family on the Lake Maggiore. Speaker Sarah Gray

March 20 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
On line only United Kingdom
£5

The Borromeo family, powerful in Milan, have long owned strategic castles and estates surrounding the lake and, from the 17th century, fantastical palaces and gardens on the islands, Isola Bella and Isola Madre. Date: Sunday 20th March 2022 at 2.30 p.m via online zoom. Booking:  Please book through the booking system:   www.ticketsource.co.uk/buckinghamshire-gardens-trust.   or: mailto:enquiries@bucksgardenstrust.org.uk Photographs of the gardens of Isola Bella taken by Sarah Gray            

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April 2022

Zoom: Turn End, Haddenham: Film and conversation with Jackie Hunt

April 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
£5.00

Turn End, Haddenham: Film and conversation with Jackie Hunt In advance of the Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust visit on the 8th June to Turn End, Haddenham the Trust has been given permission to show via zoom a beautiful documentary film made by Murray Grigor and Hamid Shams that explores the history of Turn End House and garden. The film is 45 minutes in length and Jackie Hunt, the Head Gardener, will be in conversation with Claire de Carle.  There will be…

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Tree Walk: Buckingham. Guide Michael Hunt

April 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
BUCKINGHAM MK18 1RP + Google Map
£10

Tulip Tree image Michael Hunt The Walk Buckingham (MK18 1RP): Guide Michael Hunt Sorry booking is now closed A circular walk which will include the Heartlands and Chandos Park, during which we will see a wealth of interesting trees including a Tulip Tree and the Elm “New Horizon”.   Duration 1.5 hours. Terrain: all hard footpaths. Dogs: Assistance dogs only on a lead. Meet at the footbridge by the river in the main car park behind Waitrose. 20 Places Book…

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Garden Visit: Chenies Manor, Rickmansworth

April 26 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Chenies Manor
£25

Garden Visit: Chenies Manor, Rickmansworth. (WD3 6EP) Sorry booking is now closed Chenies Manor is renowned for its tulips which should be at their best for our visit to this beautiful location. The five acres of garden include a Sunken Garden, White Garden, and Kitchen Garden. We will also have the opportunity to visit the 15th-century manor house at our leisure. Coffee on arrival and a light sandwich lunch is included. Dogs: Assistance dogs only on a lead. Car Parking…

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May 2022

Walk: Willen Lake North, Milton Keynes. Guide Tim Skelton

May 4 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Peace Pagoda, Brickhill Street
Milton Keynes, MK15 9DL
+ Google Map
£10.00

Peace Pagoda ©The Parks Trust Photograph courtesy of The Parks Trust Our walk will take us to the city’s famous Peace Pagoda and its adjacent Sangha, complete with Zen Garden. Then onto the Grade I listed village church before returning by car to the hub of the lake for refreshments. North Willen Park in Milton Keynes was included in the C20 Society’s “100 20th-Century Gardens and Landscapes” which was published in 2020.  Entirely manmade, it is home to the Peace…

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Garden Visit: Tythrop Manor, Kingsey

May 12 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Tythrope Manor Kingsey HP17 8LT + Google Map
£15

Garden Visit: Tythrop House, Kingsey, (HP17 8LT) A stunning garden not to be missed. 10 acres of gardens surrounding a late 17th century Manor House (not open), set within 60 acres of parkland. The gardens have recently undergone some major changes, with a hard landscape design by ‘Robert Myers’ incorporated within the old walled area. A pool garden with grass-rich borders and a white and green theme. A kitchen cutting garden with a new glasshouse at its centre, a long…

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Tree Walk: Langley Park. Guide Michael Hunt

May 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Langley Park SL0 0LS + Google Map
£10

Langley Park Walk (SL0 0LS) Wellingtonia © Michael Hunt A spring treat to this former hunting ground for our own hunt led by Mr. Hunt to hunt out the Rhododendrons in the Temple Garden and the impressive Redwoods, also the scarce “Headache Tree”. Duration: 1.5 hours Terrain: stone/gravel tracks and bridleway, some grass also. Meet by the café in the car park. Dogs: Assistance dogs only & must be on a lead.  £10 (20 places) - 5 tickets still available…

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