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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.
30
Mar

Gardens Trust Volunteer Award 2024

Gardens Trust Volunteer Award 2024 nominations now open We’d like to invite you to submit nominations for our annual Volunteer Award, intended to celebrate and showcase volunteers and the invaluable contribution they make each year. County Gardens Trust volunteers are incredibly impressive and are absolutely essential to the work of the historic designed landscapes sector...
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Indoor/outdoor (© Sarah Gray)
27
Mar

Daffodils, Primroses and Fritillari in Buckinghamshire

March and April  is brightened up by the yellow trumpets of daffodils on roadsides and in parks but these are generally the planted or escaped garden varieties. Spotting a Wild daffodil, especially in Buckinghamshire,  in the shade of an ancient woodland, or pushing up through the grasses of a damp meadow is becoming rare as...
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17
Mar

Review: The Gardeners’ Royal Benevolent Institute – Francesca Murray

The Gardeners’ Royal Benevolent Institute a talk by Francesca Murray Thirty plus members of Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust and their guests enjoyed a most informative talk last Saturday by one of our members, Francesca Murray. The talk was inspired by her current research for a PhD at Queen Mary University, London, on Nineteenth-century gardeners, nurserymen, and...
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07
Mar

International Women’s Day: Modern Capability Brown – 21st Century Women Landscape Architects & Designers

Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust has for a number of years supported International Women’s Day. In 2022 we featured Forgotten Buckinghamshire Women in Gardening: Margaret Ursula Mee ( 1909-1988), Alice de Rothschild (1847-1922) and Kay Naylor Sanecki (1922-2005). In 2023 it was Women Head Gardeners in Buckinghamshire: Franzi Cheeseman at Stoke Poges Memorial Gardens, Jackie Hunt at...
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01
Mar

Visit to Royal Horticulture Society Linley Library – 6th February

On Tuesday 6th February a group of Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust members met at the Royal Horticulture Society  to have a tour of the historical archive collection that is held by the Linley Library having negotiated the challenging train service! We were able to view  a large range of archives including an amazing photographic record of...
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01
Mar

The Gardens Trust New Research Symposium

New Research Symposium The Garden’s Trust New Research Symposium is an annual opportunity to share new and unpublished interdisciplinary research relating to garden history. It is open to all researchers and scholars, regardless of whether they are attached to an academic institution, and we welcome submissions from international scholars as well as those based in...
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28
Feb

Jacob, 4th Baron Rothschild 1936-2024

Jacob, 4th Baron Rothschild 1936 – 2024 The Trust was saddened to hear of the death of Lord Rothschild aged 87, whose financial acumen, philanthropic sensibility, unstinting support for culture and the arts made him an eminent figure in British life. He was Chairman of Trustees of the National Gallery from 1985 and 1991 and...
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01
Feb

John Rotheroe 1935-2024

JOHN ROTHEROE –  Anna Hallett Are you interested in ’The Grand Tour’? do you have a question about London railway stations or wonder about the uses of the census? A good place to start your research would be a Shire book on the subject. Amongst the many titles can be found answers to thorny questions...
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31
Jan

Snowdrop Walks in Buckinghamshire 2024

Snowdrop walks in Buckinghamshire 2024 Its snowdrop time and February is the month Galanthus nivalis as the most common variety is officially known. So, get on your walking shoes, wrap up warm and treat yourself to the wonderful site of sweeps of snowdrops covering the parklands, woodland, churchyards, and gardens of Buckinghamshire. Snowdrop time also...
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24
Jan

Summer Programme of Events – bookings open

Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust Summer 2024 Events Programme Dear Members, below in the link are the details of the events and talks for Summer 2024. Booking is through http://ticketsource.co.uk/buckinghamshire-gardens-trust Numbers are limited for all events so booking early will avoid disappointment. Please note that most events have two ticket prices with members receiving a 25% discount...
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21
Jan

REKINDLE : The Head Gardener – “Living proof that gardening is good for you”Alan Titchmarsh

The Head Gardener 19 February 2024 to 2 March 2024 Brothers Jake and Warren Oldershaw bring you a blooming lovely performance that digs deep into the reasons why we could all do with a bit more horticulture in our lives. During each performance they’ll design, draught and bring to life a unique and beautiful garden;...
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21
Jan

MK lifeline for Britain’s most endangered species of tree

MK lifeline for Britain’s most endangered species of tree As part of its commitment to biodiversity and in commemoration of a local ecologist who led the UK’s research into the tree, Milton Keynes City Council has today (17 January) planted 100 of Britain’s most endangered native tree, the Black Poplar, at Emberton Country Park. Once...
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