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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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31
Oct

Annual General Meeting 2021 – Four Chairs 1997-2021

The Annual General Meeting of the Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust was held at the St. Mary’s Church, Aylesbury on Saturday 30th October 2021 at 2pm with 40 attending the AGM. Rosemary Jury, the retiring Chair, thanked her present  Officers, Trustees and Council Members for their support during a year that has for many people been challenging....
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26
Oct

Gardens Trust’s annual Historic Landscape Assembly! “Assembly Afternoons” 15th, 17th & 19th November. Free to County Gardens Trust members

Tickets are now available for the Gardens Trust’s annual Historic Landscapes Assembly, which will be taking place online, during three ‘Assembly Afternoons’ on 15th, 17th and 19th November. We have a fantastic line-up, with speakers from the GT, county gardens trusts and from national organisations across the historic landscapes sector. The Assembly is a not-to-be-missed...
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22
Oct

Congratulations to Buckinghamshire Council for retaining six Green Flag Awards for parks

        Buckinghamshire Council is proud to announce it has retained its Green Flag Awards for six parks across the county. The 6 award winning parks are: The Rye and Hughenden Park in High Wycombe, Higginson Park in Marlow, Vale Park and Bedgrove Park in Aylesbury and Heartlands in Buckingham. Since the pandemic,...
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14
Oct

Congratulations: Green Flag for the fifth year in a row for their entire network of parks in Milton Keynes.

Press Release: Date: 14th October 2021 The Parks Trust acknowledged for fifth year in a row for their high standard of parkland For the fifth year in a row, The Parks Trust have again been awarded a Green Flag for their entire network of parks in Milton Keynes. The Green Flag Award scheme, managed by...
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