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News and Publications

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.
09
Oct

The Gardens Trust welcomes the cap on National Trust landscape staff redundancies

Response to National Trust announcement on 8 October 2020 The Gardens Trust welcomes the cap on National Trust landscape staff redundancies The Gardens Trust sincerely regrets the scale of the redundancies announced today by the National Trust and the impact this will have on their heritage responsibilities. We are relieved to note, however, that our...
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05
Oct

The Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust Autumn 2020 Newsletter

Brilliant News! Campbell Park, Milton Keynes recognised as one of the finest post-war parks in the country Registered Grade II listed by Historic England as a Park of Special Interest.  Very good news, many thanks. It will help keep Campbell Park and the other elements of Milton Keynes landscape (the labyrinth of freedom) secure for...
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12
Sep

“The National Trust has rung alarm bells through the heritage sector.” The Gardens Trust Response

Gardens Trust and County Gardens Trust members will have read the recent comment and analysis in the media following the leak of a draft National Trust paper, ‘Towards a 10-year Vision for Places and Experiences’.  The exposure of this apparent new direction for the National Trust has rung alarm bells through the heritage sector. Attached is...
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24
Aug

Business Park, Broadwater Park, Denham added to National Heritage Register

Broadwater Park, Denham, Buckinghamshire © Historic England DP247334. Heritage England has added 24 sites representing some of the best post-war designed landscapes and their features to the National Heritage List for England. This latest list comes from “Compiling the Record” which the Gardens Trust initiated with Historic England in 2017. Karen Fitzsimon, a Landscape Architect...
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21
Aug

Great News: Campbell Park, Milton Keynes added to Register of Nationally Important Sites

Campbell Park, Milton Keynes added to Register of Nationally Important Sites Campbell Park, Milton Keynes, Milton Keynes Parks Trust Ltd, 1300 Silbury Boulevard, Campbell Park, Milton Keynes – Awarded Registered Park and Garden Status.  List Entry Number: 1467405 Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust welcomes the decision to include Campbell Park in Milton Keynes on the Register of...
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08
Aug

Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust Extra Newsletter July 2020

Welcome: We hope this July Extra Newsletter issue will encourage all our members to take an active interest in their local parks and green spaces, some of which come under the protection umbrella of the Fields in Trust.  2020 marks the 95th anniversary of the Fields in Trust and the 125th anniversary of the National...
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10
Jul

Buckinghamshire Lottery – support Bucks Gardens Trust

Buckinghamshire Lottery Supports Bucks Gardens Trust Support Your Community through Thick and Thin Win 1 of 5 £100 B & Q Gift Cards. 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...
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08
Jul

Conserving Our Landscape

Conserving our Landscape Heritage When the Gardens Trust was formed in July 2015 following a merger of the Garden History Society and the Association of Gardens Trusts (representing the County Gardens Trusts of England and Wales), it was confirmed by Government to be the new statutory consultee in relation to planning applications which affect the...
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07
Jul

Threat to Historic Parks – Gardens Trust presentation

Threats to Historic Parks and Gardens – a Garden Trust Presentation The Garden Trust Presentation – Threats to Historic Parks Gardens (by kind permission of the GT) This training presentation shows a broad variety of threats that precious landscapes are facing. The first slide shows the frontispiece of the New Arcadian Broadsheet -NAB 67 (2010),...
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16
Jun

Extra June 2020 Newsletter

Buckinghamshire’s Public Parks The Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust Newsletter grown in response to requests for articles for the extra June Newsletter and what started out as one newsletter will now probably fill two! The plan now is to make a record of these parks and produce a ‘Guide to Buckinghamshire Public Parks ’, this will include a...
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16
Jun

The Gardens Trust News

  Gardens Trust’s education goes online The Gardens Trust is taking its education programme online. While lockdown might be easing a little, it’s clear that some restrictions are going to be with us for a long time to come.  So, while we hope to run visits and study days in the future, for now we...
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12
May

Gardens Begin at Home

Gardens begin at home We hope that you will enjoy these photographs taken by members of the Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust Council and the media and website teams. The photographs show how hard these members have been working  on their gardens during the time the country has been closed down to combat Covid 19.  Gardens, whatever...
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