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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.
16
Jan

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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16
Jan

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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13
Jan

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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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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11
Jan

A People’s Arcadia: Kate Harwood, Sunday 24th January 2.30 pm

A People’s Arcadia: The Ian Hamilton Finlay Improvement Garden at Stockwood Park, Luton Kate Harwood, Conservation and Planning Officer for Herts Gardens Trust  Sunday 24th January 2.30 pm “In 1984, Luton Council commissioned Ian Hamilton Finlay of Little Sparta to design a garden at Stockwood Park. Finlay came up with six sculptural features set in...
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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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02
Jan

Why not join the Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust in 2021?

Why not join the Bucks Gardens Trust in 2021?   https://bucksgardenstrust.org.uk/membership/   If you’ve been following us this year, you’ll have seen there’s lots on offer, including: ✔️Great newsletters ✔️Events ✔️Research projects All from just £15 (£5 for students). You’d be most welcome! 🙂    
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08
Dec

The Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust Christmas Newsletter

  Wotton House, Wotton Underwood, Buckinghamshire Home of Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust’s patron David Gladstone.   In 1989 I was fortunate to meet Christopher Lamb, an architect who had worked with Donald Insall’s practice on the restoration of Wotton House under the guidance of the indefatigable Mrs Elaine Brunner who, in 1957, had purchased the main...
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30
Nov

Lockdown Letter to Horace Walpole from Claire de Carle

Lockdown Letters to Horace: Art Installation In April 2020 Strawberry Hill, invited people to write a letter to Horace Walpole. The trust believed that the art of letter-writing felt more relevant than ever as people try to keep in touch with one another and the humble letter has more meaning than it might have done...
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21
Nov

Artists’ Gardens Reports

Please note that all these gardens are in private ownership and therefore are not open to the public. The artists have been placed into two groups, an ‘A’ and a ‘B’ list. Click on the lists below to read the report on each artist. Those in the ‘A’ group had the greater connections with their...
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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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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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