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Here you can find news and articles published to this website. Our contributions are in categories from resources for schools to publications and research reports.
06
Mar

International Women’s Day 2021 – Maud Grieve herbalist 80th Anniversary

2021 marks the 80th Anniversary of the death of Maud Grieve The inspirational herbalist, writer, teacher and gardener ‘Now let me tell you about that wonderful plant’* Maud Grieve was born in London in 1858. She spent her early married life in India, on their return at the end of the 19th century the couple...
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06
Mar

International Women’s Day 2021 – Margery Fish

Margery Fish (1892–1969) Plantswoman and garden writer ‘Margery Fish, virtually single-handedly, was responsible for the renewed popularity of the ‘cottage garden’ style of planting in the second half of the twentieth century’ (Catherine Horwood). Margery Fish (née Townsend) has a very tenuous link with Buckinghamshire: although she probably visited her family in Chalfont St Peter...
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06
Mar

International Women’s Day 2021 – Valerie Finnis

Valerie Finnis (1924–2006) Photographer, lecturer and gardener Although Valerie Finnis did not live in Buckinghamshire, the Bucks Garden Trust has much to be indebted to her for. The Finnis Scott Foundation makes grants to horticultural and art history projects and was established in accordance with the will of Lady Montague Douglas Scott (Valerie Finnis) in...
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04
Mar

Newsletter Index

Spring 2021 Christmas 2020 Autumn 2020 July 2020 June 2020 Spring 2020 Autumn 2019 Spring 2019 Autumn 2018 Spring 2018 Books and media Humphry Repton in Buckinghamshire and Beyond   Autumn 2018, 4 Buckinghamshire gardens on film   Christmas 2020, 10-11 General Buckinghamshire in 100 Objects   June 2020, 11 National Heritage List   Spring 2020, 5 Planning reform...
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04
Mar

Restoration of Brick Kilns Great Linford

Nineteenth Century Brick Kilns to be restored at Great Linford.    The Parks Trust are about to begin a restoration project on two Brick Kilns located at Great Linford, by the Grand Union Canal. Brick making had been a local industry in Milton Keynes for hundreds of years. The site where the kilns can be...
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28
Feb

Weeding Women: Shaping England’s Gardens

In Stephen Switzer’s Practical Husbandman and Planter (1733), he recommends wide paths between beds for ease of access and as we can see from this quote, weeder woman and boys to pick off and destroy snails and slugs every morning! Who does the weeding in your household and that of your family, neighbours and friends?...
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24
Feb

Artists’ gardens update

  We are pleased to announce that we have now completed reports on 15 artists’ gardens, all available to view here. We expect to have at least 20 reports in total out of a list of over 30 potential subjects. These 20 are certainly the most significant as they were not only prolific artists but,...
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14
Feb

Buckinghamshire Cemeteries

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE CEMETERIES Cemeteries and their designed landscapes have long been of interest to our volunteer Sarah Rutherford. As Head of Historic England’s Register of Parks and Gardens she led a project to assess the significance of cemeteries across England, and since then as a consultant she has worked on various other cemetery assessment projects for...
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14
Feb

Research and Recording update

As of January 2021, we have completed 80 dossiers on our locally important sites,  available to view via our Research and Recording page. The new ones added in 2020 are: Bradwell Manor in Milton Keynes, Ceeley House (Bucks County Museum), Greenlands (Hambleden), Hampden House and two more parks in Milton Keynes, Caldecotte Lake and Ouzel...
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31
Jan

Great Linford Park Project -February 2021 update

Image: Great Linford Manor looking beautiful in the January snow.  Parks Trust The National Lottery Heritage Fund project at Great Linford Manor Park is progressing well despite Covid-19 restrictions. The Water Garden and pond dredging works have now been completed and the silt is drying out around the edges ready to be spread across the...
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11
Jan

Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust Award

The Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust Award an Honorary Family Life membership to Michael Harrison, Estate Manager of Wotton House.   The Buckingham Gardens Trust is pleased to announce that Michael Harrison, Estate Manager at Wotton House, Wotton Underwood, Buckinghamshire, home of Mr and Mrs David Gladstone, has been awarded – with his wife Sarah – Honorary...
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08
Jan

Buckinghamshire Lottery – support Bucks Gardens Trust

Buckinghamshire Lottery – Supports Bucks Gardens Trust Your support makes a real difference to our local community Win £100 for Bucks GT. Sign-up for only £1 a week! £25,000 Jackpot We get 50p from every £1 ticket and a further 10p goes to other good causes Join your community in making where we live an...
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