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06
Aug

Through a car window – postcard from Dunkirk. Liza Wormell

Dear Bucks GT Picture a country lane west of Dunkirk, extensive marshalling yards to the west and soggy arable land and the retail park of Grand Synthe to the East. Through a car window, I spotted a parterre.  The website of the nearby Ferme des Jésuites , an organic market garden specialising in leeks and...
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05
Aug

Dorneywood Visit on 14th July – Roving Reporter Jeri Bapasola

A country residence of British politicians since 1955, Dorneywood was previously the home of the High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire, Lord Courtauld Thompson, who purchased the property from the Parker family in 1919. Originally a farmhouse with several timber framed outbuildings, the house was rebuilt in 1920 after being severely damaged in a fire, and is...
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23
Jul

The Other Turn End Garden

While on my walk around Haddenham open gardens, I chanced upon the garden of Jackie Hunt, the gardener at Turn End. Jackie and her partner, cabinet maker Will Andrews, live in the 200-year-old cottage next door to her boss Peter Aldington and her workplace, Turn End. The garden is tucked away behind the wichart walls...
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19
Jul

HADDENHAM OPEN GARDENS – Review Claire de Carle

In June I finally got around to visiting the Haddenham Open Gardens, the event is held annually to raise funds for the Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity. The gardens can all be visited on foot and a map showing the fourteen locations is provided with the ticket which represents incredible value at £6 per person (less...
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14
Jul

The Parks Trust Welcomes Gardener’s Question Time on Tuesday 9th August at the Chrysalis Theatre

The Parks Trust Welcomes Gardener’s Question Time In Charity’s 30th Birthday Year The Parks Trust, the self-financing charity that looks after more than 6,000 acres of parkland in Milton Keynes, has been chosen to host BBC Radio 4’s iconic show, Gardener’s Question Time, on Tuesday 9th August 2022. Gardener’s Question Time first went on air...
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11
Jul

West Wycombe the perfect Georgian Park – The Gardens Trust blog

Author Archives: The Gardens Trust About The Gardens Trust Email – education@thegardenstrust.org Website – www.thegardenstrust.org West Wycombe : the perfect Georgian park? Posted on 09/07/2022 by The Gardens Trust After last week’s post about Sir Francis Dashwood, outlining the background history of West Wycombe and its wider landscape today I’m turning my attention to the pleasure...
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27
Jun

Frogmore House and Garden to reopen for charity days, 30th, 31st August and 1st Septmber

   Frogmore House and Garden to reopen for charity days this summer For the first time since 2019, Frogmore House and Garden, the charming royal retreat set within Windsor Castle’s magnificent Home Park, will open to the public for three days as part of the annual charity garden open days. The three charities that will benefit...
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22
Jun

Italy comes to Bedfordshire- Citrus Trees thriving in the Chilterns

Italy Comes to Bedfordshire  – Citrus Trees thriving in the Chilterns! I recently visited a friend’s house near Dunstable to tour her new garden and admire her citrus collection. She recently moved to an old farmhouse with around thirty acres so she could accommodate her hundred-plus citrus and their large polytunnel, as they were fast...
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22
Jun

The Ian Hamilton Finlay Improvement Garden at Stockwood Park

The Ian Hamilton Finlay Improvement Garden at Stockwood Park During the lockdown, the Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust was treated to a Zoom talk on the Improvement Garden by Kate Harwood who has spent a considerable time researching the garden and making sure it is protected by its inclusion on the Historic England Register of parks and...
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21
Jun

Magnolia × wieseneri, Batsford Arboretum photograph by Michael Hunt

Notes for Magnolia x wieseneri You may like to post this wonderful photo of this summer flowering Magnolia photographed by Michael at Batsford Arboretum last Wednesday 8 June 2022 For more details go to: https://www.rhs.org.uk/plants/59844/magnolia-x-wieseneri/details    or    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnolia_%C3%97_wieseneri
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08
Jun

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.

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 www.ticketsource.co.uk/buckinghamshire-gardens-trust Timetable: AGM 2.00 pm at The...
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08
Jun

The Bicycle Boys: Online Exhibition of an Unforgettable Garden Tour 1928!

The Bicycle Boys: An Unforgettable Garden Tour exhibition has launched today 80 GARDENS 3 MONTHS 2 BICYCLES 1,500 MILES A new online exhibition by the RHS Linley Library https://www.rhs.org.uk/digital-collections/the-bicycle-boys Produced in partnership with the RHS Lindley Library, County Gardens Trusts and the Gardens Trust, the exhibition shares the adventure of Loyal Johnson and Sam Brewster,...
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