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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 2022

Tree Walk: Langley Park. Guide Michael Hunt

22nd May 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Langley Park SL0 0LS + Google Map

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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Garden Visit: The Walled Garden, Wormsley, Stokenchurch

27th May 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
The walled garden, Wormsley, The Walled Garden
Wormsley,, Bucks HP14 3YE
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The Walled Garden, Wormsley (HP14 3YE) Fourth quarter© Wormsley Estate. Penelope Hobhouse & Simon Johnson The two-acre walled garden at Wormsley was built in 1740 in the most sheltered spot in this cold windswept valley high in the Chilterns.  When Sir Paul Getty bought the Estate in 1985 The Walled Garden had been neglected for a number of years.  Penelope Hobhouse in conjunction with Simon Johnson was commissioned to rebuild and redesign the walled garden. Following her brief, the garden…

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Zoom – Forgotten Women Gardeners: Alice “The All-Powerful” de Rothschild. Speaker Sophie Piebenga

28th May 2022 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

“Dr Sophie Piebenga is the (part-time) gardens’ archivist at Waddesdon Manor, Bucks. Born and brought up in The Netherlands, she has spent all her adult life in the UK, training originally as a gardener with The National Trust and at The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. She diverged into the world of garden history, making the works of the landscape gardener W S Gilpin the topic of her DPhil study at the University of York. Now based in The Cotswolds she…

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June 2022

Garden Visit: Turn End, Haddenham

8th June 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Turn End, Haddenham, H17 8BG, Haddenham Bucks HP17 8BG United Kingdom + Google Map

Photograph: Gwen Miles Turn End, Haddenham (HP17 8BG) photograph: Claire de Carle This is the private garden of one of the iconic C20 group of properties designed by the renowned architect Peter Aldington. Jackie Hunt, the Head Gardener at Turn End, will lead a tour of the garden. photograph Claire de Carle The artist in residence will have her studio open.     Car parking: parking on road, no car park Tickets: £15 Refreshments included - tickets still available…

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Tree Walk: Tomkins Arboretum, Winslow. Guide Michael Hunt

14th June 2022 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Tomkins Arboretum Bucks MK18 3EB + Google Map

Tree Walk: Tomkins Arboretum, Winslow (MK18 3EB) ©Laurel Leaved Oak, Tomkins Arboretum, Winslow ©  Michael Hunt A gem of 5 acres which was formerly the northern part of the gardens of adjacent Winslow Hall. A fine selection of trees with a rare Laurel Leaved Oak. Meet at the entrance to the Arboretum in the free car park in Greyhound Lane. Duration: 1.5 hours Terrain: mainly on grass. Dogs: Assistance dogs only & must be on a lead. Tickets: £10  Book…

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July 2022

A Garden Visit: Dorneywood, Slough

14th July 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Dorneywood, Slough Slough SL1 8PY + Google Map

Dorneywood: Rex Whistler Painting from the interior- Ave Silvae Dorni 1928 © Dorneywood Garden is a combination cottage and kitchen garden in 1930s style, set around an 18th-century house. The garden features a lily pond, a stylish conservatory, a rose garden, and herbaceous borders. In 1910 the house was badly damaged by fire. It was rebuilt and the gardens laid out in 1942. There are 215 acres (87ha) of garden, parkland, woods, and farmland. In the past, the house was…

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August 2022

Annual General Meeting at Great Linford, Milton Keynes

13th August 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Great Linford Manor

photograph by Ellie Broad The Annual General Meeting of the Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust will be held at The Arts Centre at Great Linford, Milton Keynes on Saturday 13th August at 2.00 pm. Followed by Refreshments and Guided Walk of Linford Manor Park restoration work. Free Event Please book your free place through Timetable: AGM 2.00 pm at The Arts Centre at Great Linford, Milton Keynes. The AGM should last approximately 30 minutes. A gentle reminder that only Members of…

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September 2022

A Garden Visit: Eythrope, Waddesdon

14th September 2022 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Eythrope, Waddesdon Bucks HP18 0JH + Google Map

Eythrope Walled Garden ©Waddesdon, A Rothschild House & Garden, Tom Hatton Eythrope Produce for Sale © Waddesdon, A Rothschild Garden A Rothschild family garden. A private bus will take us to Eythrope from the free car park at Waddesdon Manor for a tour of this beautiful four-acre walled garden, with orchard and glasshouses. After lunch, you will be free to enjoy the gardens and facilities of Waddesdon. Eythrope Walled Garden Tour – Waddesdon Manor This link gives you more information…

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October 2022

Celebratory Lunch, Hampden House, Great Hampden

13th October 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hampden House, Great Hampden HP16 9RD + Google Map

 Hampden House, front entrance © Gwen Miles The social occasion of the year, with speeches from founding members and the chance to meet up with members from across the county. Hampden House is not usually open to the public so this will be a chance to see inside this magnificent Grade I sixteenth-century house, remodelled in the Georgian Gothic style, and hopefully wander in the gardens. £50 includes a welcome glass of fizz, hot lunch, and anniversary cake. There is…

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Tree Walk: Priestfield Arboretum, Little Kingshill: Guide Michael Hunt

23rd October 2022 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Priestfield Aboretum. Little Kingshill HP16 0DS + Google Map

Golden Larch, Priestfield Arboretum © Michael Hunt Discover the secrets of this privately owned hidden gem of around 2.4 hectares with some 220 trees with species of conifers such as Golden Larch and Veitch’s Fir. Duration: 1.5 hours Terrain: mainly on grass. NO FACILITIES. Limited parking in Stony Lane where we will meet at the Arboretum gate. Book tickets: Enquiries:  £10  (20 places) includes a guidebook

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November 2022

Talk: ‘In Search of Artists’ Gardens in Buckinghamshire’: at the Museum by Claire de Carle

12th November 2022 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Discover Bucks (County Museum, Aylesbury), Church Street
Aylesbury, HP20 2QP United Kingdom
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Car Richardson image courtesy of .uk ‘In Search of Artists’ Gardens in Buckinghamshire’: Talk by Claire de Carle at the Discover Bucks Museum (formerly the Buckinghamshire County Museum, Aylesbury) Starting in 2018, the aim of the ‘Artists and their Gardens’ project was first to identify artists who had lived in the county and then, by researching them, establish: were they gardeners, did they create a garden, did they take inspiration from their garden and has their garden survived? We…

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On Line: A Lost Spa Garden – Dorton Spa Buckinghamshire. Speaker Claire de Carle

16th November 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
On line only United Kingdom + Google Map

A Lost Spa Garden – Dorton Spa Buckinghamshire November 16 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm The story of the Spa at Dorton and its subsequent disappearance into the realms of the forgotten or the unknown is perhaps one of the saddest in spa history. The Chalybeate spa which open in 1833, was the brainchild of Charles Ricketts, he had become the owner of the Dorton Estate upon his marriage into the Aubrey family. The existence of the spring had…

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