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08
Jun

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 1- 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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08
Jun

John Nash and the Dovecote

John Nash and the Dovecote   Over the last year, we have all developed an increasing appreciation of our open spaces ranging from public parks, designed landscapes or rural countryside. They are places where we have enjoyed the beauty of nature, found comfort away from these difficult times and exercised our minds and our bodies....
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28
May

Bucks GT Visit to Peterley Corner Cottage, Prestwood HP16 0JH

Visit to Peterley Corner Cottage, Perks Lane, Prestwood, Great Missenden, HP16 OJH. Wednesday 9th June 2.00 pm. A three-acre garden with wildflowers, specimen trees, roses & herbaceous borders. The cost – £12 for members – £13 for guests, with tea and cakes Booking reservation email:  mailto:events@bucksgardenstrust.org.uk
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09
May

Unforgettable Gardens -“The Elysian Field”s at Stowe – a personal view

‘Unforgettable Gardens’ ‘The Elysian Fields’ at Stowe – a personal view If I think of the designed landscape at Stowe, the Elysian Fields come directly to mind. They seem to me to embody the essence of this vast landscape. The huge landscape at Stowe began, not surprisingly, with the long axis which was laid out...
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07
May

Maps key to conservation plan for Oxburgh Hall Parkland, Norfolk

The conservationist and historian Dr Sarah Rutherford who has researched the reconstruction of a 19th-century landscape at Oxburgh Hall, Norfolk, said: “Using an Ordnance Survey map from 1904, we have been able to research details of how the landscape looked when it was at its peak. We’ve also used RAF aerial photographs from 1946 which...
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29
Apr

Britain Between the Wars – Great British Railway Journeys

Michael Portillo  in his 12th series of Greatest Railway Journeys is highlighting the developments in   Britain Between the Wars over 15 episodes. This week starting 26th April 2021 has seen 1/15 Oxford to Abingdon, 2/15 Stoke Mandeville to Beaconsfield  and 3/15 West Ruislip to Windsor on the BBC2 channel. A number of areas have...
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29
Apr

Unforgettable Gardens – Stoke Poges Memorial Gardens

Stoke Poges Memorial Gardens Well, you learn something every day. I knew of William Robinson as the proponent of revolutionary but hugely influential ideas about naturalistic planting, put forward in such books as The Wild Garden (1870) and The English Flower Garden (1883); and about his arguments against architects’ involvement in garden design (Garden Design...
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26
Apr

Historic Parklands in Greensand Country: Delving into Heritage Webinar Series 2021

Delving into Heritage Webinar Series 2021 Historic Parklands in Greensand Country The Greensand Country Landscape Partnership is delighted to announce a series of 4, free of charge evening webinars exploring the theme of Historic Parklands at landscape level. Please send your name and email address to eloise@greensandcountry.com to book your place.  Please specify which webinar/s...
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15
Mar

The Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust Newsletter – Spring 2021

Dear Members and Friends, We do hope that you will enjoy our Spring Newsletter; it comes with the hope of a bright Summer for 2021. As always our Editor Gwen Miles, ably assisted by Sub-editor Clare Butler, have compiled for us a feast of interesting articles. Dr Victoria Thomson sets out ‘Ten Things You Need...
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14
Mar

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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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, and on their return at the end of the 19th century the...
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06
Mar

International Women’s Day 2021 – Margery Fish

Margery Fish (1892–1969) Plantswoman and garden writer Photograph: Margery Fish by Valerie Finnis for Garden People ‘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...
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