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NEWS

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.
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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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
Dec

Christmas Newsletter 2020

  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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05
Oct

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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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

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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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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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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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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10
Apr

Resource Links

Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust as part of its research uses a wide range of links to organisations whose main focus is recording and conserving the gardens and parks of this historic county and country. Click on the images to go to the websites which will open in a new window.
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03
Apr

Unforgettable Gardens

Historic parks and gardens are a much-loved part of our shared national story, but these unforgettable gardens are at risk.
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