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16
Sep

Newsletter – Autumn 2021

Did you book a visit to a garden? In this edition of the Newsletter we are celebrating the return of the Buckinghamshire Summer Visits to a wide range of gardens and, parks and green spaces. Rosemary Jury has organised the sun to shine, not lost anyone and had tea provided where possible.  There is still...
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08
Sep

Local Heritage Listing

Dear Society members and general heritage/history enthusiasts, There is currently a government led Local Heritage Listing initiative to record local sites, buildings, and monuments that are of community and heritage importance, but have either not met the strict statutory listing requirement, or have simply slipped through the net. Buckinghamshire Council has received funding for this...
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31
Aug

Is it a mount, or a mound or simply a planner’s folly!!

“There’s nothing like a good view, and if you don’t have one naturally why not create one? Don’t have high ground? No problem – create it artificially. ” (David Marsh) On a recent trip to London, I found myself at Marble Arch and was very surprised to see a new tourist attraction situated next to...
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31
Aug

Heritage Open Days – The Parks Trust Milton Keynes

Discover Milton Keynes’ hidden history as part of Heritage Open Days Again, this year, The Parks Trust are taking part in Heritage Open Days. This festival of history and culture brings together thousands of local people, organisations and volunteers. Every year in September, places and organisations across the country throw open their doors and put...
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14
Aug

The Gardens Trust Protects Hampton Court Landscape

Gardens Trust Protects Hampton Court Landscape Big congratulations go to the Gardens Trust Conservation Team who have helped to protect the Hampton Court landscape  from an overbearing development, after a sustained campaign since 2018.  Elmbridge Planning Committee have decisively refused the planning application for the site, which would have engulfed Hampton Court Station in East...
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11
Aug

Visit to Aston Pottery and Gardens, Wednesday 4th August

Visit to Aston Pottery and Gardens- near Bampton OX18 2BT This visit was a complete contrast to our recent tours of historic designed landscapes. The inspiration behind the whole area, Stephen Baughman himself showed us round the fascinating gardens which now enhance the Aston Pottery he created from a collapsed cowshed!  Energetic and enthusiastic, he...
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11
Aug

Did you miss it? The summer picnic at Rousham. Monty Don says “….. one of the greatest gardens in the world”

The summer picnic at Rousham Park, Sunday 1st August Monty Don believes that “Kent is the great genius of the eighteenth-century garden design and Rousham is his masterpiece, one of the greatest gardens in the world” A group of BGT members were very lucky that Charles Boot made one of his rare forays out of...
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28
Jul

An Introduction to Garden History – A Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust Event

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE GARDENS TRUST EVENT A study day in conjunction with Grapevine Garden History Courses AN INTRODUCTION TO GARDEN HISTORY Saturday 21 August 10 am to 4 pm                THE BENNETT ROOM,  STOWE LANDSCAPE GARDENS MK18 5EQ Course Tutor: Claire de Carle               Guest Speaker: Stephen Wass         Peacocks Polite...
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21
Jul

London Luminaries ‘Painters, Poets, Politician and Princes’ 12 free lectures

It is with great delight that we now welcome you to join us for the London Luminaries, taking in twelve historic locations to celebrate our local ‘Painters, Poets, Politician and Princes’. The 12 lectures will take place across an autumn and winter series which will provide free lectures (or if possible, against a donation of...
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20
Jul

Bledlow Manor

Did you miss it? Tuesday 6th July saw the second Summer Event 2021 organized by Rosemary Jury (Chair & Events Organiser) at The Manor House, Bledlow for forty members and guests. The Head Gardener, Mark Thompson met the group at the entrance and Rupert, Lord Carrington gave us an excellent introductory talk about the history...
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14
Jul

Visit to Great Linford Park, Milton Keynes

On Sunday 11th July 40 members of Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust (BGT) enjoyed a guided walk of Great Linford Manor Park in Milton Keynes. Almost 10 years The Parks Trust commissioned a conservation management plan to guide them on how to manage Great Linford Manor Park as a historic parkland. The plan highlighted the need for...
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13
Jul

Ponds, pools and quadrants

This week was Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust long-awaited visit to Bledlow Manor home of the Carrington family. We were delighted that Rupert, the present Lord Carrington was able to give us an introductory talk before he had to dash off to a debate via zoom in the House of Lords. We were then able to wander...
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