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28
Jul

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 10 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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21
Jul

London Luminaries ‘Painters, Poets, Politician and Princes’ 12 free lectures

It is with great delight that we now welcome you to join us for the London Luminaries, taking in twelve historic locations to celebrate our local ‘Painters, Poets, Politician and Princes’. The 12 lectures will take place across an autumn and winter series which will provide free lectures (or if possible, against a donation of...
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20
Jul

Bledlow Manor

Did you miss it? Tuesday 6th July saw the second Summer Event 2021 organized by Rosemary Jury (Chair & Events Organiser) at The Manor House, Bledlow for forty members and guests. The Head Gardener, Mark Thompson met the group at the entrance and Rupert, Lord Carrington gave us an excellent introductory talk about the history...
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14
Jul

Visit to Great Linford Park, Milton Keynes

On Sunday 11th July 40 members of Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust (BGT) enjoyed a guided walk of Great Linford Manor Park in Milton Keynes. Almost 10 years The Parks Trust commissioned a conservation management plan to guide them on how to manage Great Linford Manor Park as a historic parkland. The plan highlighted the need for...
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13
Jul

Ponds, pools and quadrants

This week was Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust long-awaited visit to Bledlow Manor home of the Carrington family. We were delighted that Rupert, the present Lord Carrington was able to give us an introductory talk before he had to dash off to a debate via zoom in the House of Lords. We were then able to wander...
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28
Jun

Day Out: A tale of three swimming pools!

A tale of three swimming pools! I recently enjoyed a day out visiting private gardens and churches courtesy of ‘The Buckinghamshire Historic Churches Trust’ all the gardens were in the area around Winslow and the Claydons. The three gardens that I decided to visit amazingly all had swimming pools that were no longer in use...
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28
Jun

John Nash and the Dovecot

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. A...
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28
Jun

St Dunstan’s Park, Monks Risborough

St Dunstan’s Park, Monks Risborough Monks Risborough sits beneath the Whiteleaf Cross and the Icknield Way at the foot of the Chilterns.  The land here has always been predominantly arable with meadows and woodland and, being at the bottom of the escarpment, it is close to the spring line and a small stream runs through...
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28
Jun

The Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust Newsletter – June 2021

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. A...
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18
Jun

Art at St Dunstan’s Monks Risborough – John Nash and the Dovecot

Art at St Dunstan’s Monks Risborough 19-27 June   Saturdays and weekdays 10-5 Sundays 12-5 see Events for more details Christine Bass, the co-ordinator of the nine  artists showing at St. Dunstan’s Church, Monks Risborough asked a member of the The Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust to create a mini exhibition in the south porch focusing on...
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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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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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