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19
Jan

Building the Grid-The Story of the Development of Milton Keynes by Tim Skelton

Zoom talk Sunday 23rd January at 2.30 pm. £5 This talk will be given by Tim Skelton, Chair of Milton Keynes Forum (the city’s Civic Society). Tim spent ten years at Milton Keynes Development Corporation from 1979 and has taken a keen interest in both the original development of the city and the way that...
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19
Jan

First Tree Hunt of 2022 – New Years Day at Home Park, Stowe

Trees are an important feature in any garden but are especially important in a landscaped garden such as Stowe. Michael Hunt our tree specialist has spent his New Years’ day 2022 looking at the new trees planted in the Home Park, formerly the golf course at Stowe and he has sent this report. On New...
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19
Jan

Queen’s Green Canopy Planting for Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee- Buckingham University

Buckingham University Celebrates Green Canopy Planting News from Michael Hunt, Bucks GT tree specialist I’ve been out and about again for trees and this time it was to attend at Buckingham University a ceremony to plant an avenue of seven Prunus Sargentii (north Japanese hill cherry) and eighteen London Plane trees as part of Her...
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19
Jan

Edward Bawden: Artist Plantsman Exhibition Bedford

Edward Bawden: Artist Plantsman 29 January 2022 – 15 January 2023 Edward Bawden Gallery, Free Entry Every day influential British artist and designer, Edward Bawden, would spend an hour in his garden at his home in Great Bardfield before starting work in his art studio. Plants and gardens was one of the most prominent and constant subjects of...
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04
Jan

The Gardens Trust New Online Events

New Online Events As associate members of The Gardens Trust,  Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust members have the opportunity to book lecture series or one off zoom lectures. So do get your 2022 diary out  and start booking for talks now. Crown Imperial and Narcissi by Alexander Marshall. Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2021 RCIN...
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04
Jan

70 Trees for 70 Years in Buckinghamshire

Do you have a favourite tree or woodland in Buckinghamshire? An ancient oak you always pass on your walks? An area of woodland where you love to sit and enjoy the sunshine? Or somewhere that evokes fond childhood memories? Buckinghamshire Council is looking for the best-loved trees and woodlands in Buckinghamshire, as part of Her...
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30
Dec

Christmas Flowering Glastonbury Thorns in the Cloister of the Tree Cathedral at Milton Keynes – Boxing Day

Michael Hunt, Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust’s very own ‘Tree Guru’, has been out checking on Boxing Day the Glastonbury Thorns which form part of the Tree Cathedral at Milton Keynes and this is part of his latest blog. Ever since I visited the Tree Cathedral at Milton Keynes I became fascinated with the group of Glastonbury...
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27
Dec

Bucks Gardens Trust 25th Anniversary Desk Calendar Promotion £3.00 plus p.p.

25th Anniversary Desk Calendar Special Promotion: Looking for a small gift for friends, neighbours for the New Year,  then we have the answer. This year we have had published a Desk Calendar, now £3.00. The photographs have been taken by members and celebrate the “Unforgettable Gardens” in Buckinghamshire. The calendar comes with an envelope and...
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27
Dec

Bucks Gardens Trust Christmas gathering at The New Inn, Stowe

The annual Christmas gathering was moved to the Bennett Room at The New Inn, Stowe this year with a delicious lunch provided by the Farm Deli in Winslow including a welcome glass of fizz and wine. After lunch Brian Dix, who had driven from his home in Wales for the occasion,  gave an amusing but...
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23
Dec

Newsletter Christmas 2021

Four Chairs 1997-2021  Letter from your new Chair  Dear Members Thank you all for electing me as your new chairperson at the AGM held in St Mary’s Church Aylesbury on Saturday 30 October. I am only the fourth one in our 25 year history and we marked the occasion with a group photo of all...
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25
Nov

Claire de Carle designs a special Christmas Tree for the Festival in 11th century St. Dunstan’s Church, Monks Risbourough HP27 9JE. The oldest parish in England. Saturday 17th -Sunday 28th November.

Claire de Carle, the new Chair, of Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust has designed a christmas tree for the St. Dunstan’s Christmas Tree Festival based upon the  “Unforgettable Gardens of Buckinghamshire” There is also a desk calendar for £5.oo available with the photographs taken  by the members of the Trust. Entrance to the festival is FREE. Times:...
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14
Nov

Richard Wheeler “The Georgian Visitor: A Vignette of Garden Visiting in the Eighteenth Century”

Richard Wheeler “The Georgian Visitor:  A Vignette of Garden Visiting in the Eighteenth Century” After 43 years with the National Trust and leading many major garden restorations, including Erddig and Chirk in North Wales, Stowe, Chastleton and West Wycombe, in England and Castle Ward in Northern Ireland, Richard Wheeler is now running his garden history...
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