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14
Oct

A damp visit to Priestfield Arboretum

Last Saturday I embarked on my long-awaited visit to Priestfield Arboretum, I was keen to find out more about this hidden gem tucked away in the Chilterns as we are planning a visit there next year as part of our 25th anniversary celebrations. Unfortunately, the weather forecast was none too favourable with heavy rain expected...
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04
Oct

Good News- The Parks Trust Milton Keynes

Good News – The Parks Trust Milton Keynes The Linford Manor’s Grade II* listed Almshouses and adjoining schoolhouse. As many of our members will know from our recent visit the almshouses and school house are in need of structural renovation and repair. A solution has been found. The Almshouses were commissioned in 1702 and acted...
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27
Sep

Talk: 27th November 2.30 pm ‘Contemporary or historical, educational and productive.’ Discovering Buckinghamshire’s Museum Gardens

‘Contemporary or historical, educational and productive’.  Discovering Buckinghamshire’s Museum Gardens. A talk by Claire de Carle (Chair, Trustee and Research Co-ordinator of Bucks Gardens Trust) to Bucks Archaeological Society on 27 November 2021 Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust have been researching historic parks and gardens of local importance for the last eight years and the resulting reports...
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16
Sep

Newsletter – Autumn 2021

Did you book a visit to a garden? In this edition of the Newsletter we are celebrating the return of the Buckinghamshire Summer Visits to a wide range of gardens and, parks and green spaces. Rosemary Jury has organised the sun to shine, not lost anyone and had tea provided where possible.  There is still...
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08
Sep

Local Heritage Listing

Dear Society members and general heritage/history enthusiasts, There is currently a government led Local Heritage Listing initiative to record local sites, buildings, and monuments that are of community and heritage importance, but have either not met the strict statutory listing requirement, or have simply slipped through the net. Buckinghamshire Council has received funding for this...
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31
Aug

Is it a mount, or a mound or simply a planner’s folly!!

“There’s nothing like a good view, and if you don’t have one naturally why not create one? Don’t have high ground? No problem – create it artificially. ” (David Marsh) On a recent trip to London, I found myself at Marble Arch and was very surprised to see a new tourist attraction situated next to...
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14
Aug

The Gardens Trust Protects Hampton Court Landscape

Gardens Trust Protects Hampton Court Landscape Big congratulations go to the Gardens Trust Conservation Team who have helped to protect the Hampton Court landscape  from an overbearing development, after a sustained campaign since 2018.  Elmbridge Planning Committee have decisively refused the planning application for the site, which would have engulfed Hampton Court Station in East...
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11
Aug

Visit to Aston Pottery and Gardens, Wednesday 4th August

Visit to Aston Pottery and Gardens- near Bampton OX18 2BT This visit was a complete contrast to our recent tours of historic designed landscapes. The inspiration behind the whole area, Stephen Baughman himself showed us round the fascinating gardens which now enhance the Aston Pottery he created from a collapsed cowshed!  Energetic and enthusiastic, he...
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11
Aug

Did you miss it? The summer picnic at Rousham. Monty Don says “….. one of the greatest gardens in the world”

The summer picnic at Rousham Park, Sunday 1st August Monty Don believes that “Kent is the great genius of the eighteenth-century garden design and Rousham is his masterpiece, one of the greatest gardens in the world” A group of BGT members were very lucky that Charles Boot made one of his rare forays out of...
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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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