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16
Feb

Amersham Museum – new Exhibition

Amersham Museum All of the museum’s in-house exhibitions are FREE to visit after admission to the museum. Sickness and Health February to July 2023 How are you feeling? From healing herbs and astrological almanacs, to medicine chests and COVID tests, our temporary exhibition explores medical history in Amersham’s past. If you were sick or injured...
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16
Feb

The Bicycle Boys

Introduction: The Bicycle Boys Image: Sam Brewster with bikes taken by Loyal Johnson, 18 August 1928. Credit: RHS Lindley Collections Buckinghamshire County Gardens Trust was delighted to take part in ‘The Bicycle Boys’, an exciting collaboration between the Gardens Trust and the Royal Horticultural Society. In 1928, two young Americans embarked on an epic journey...
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10
Feb

Gardens Trust Press Release on Victoria Tower Gardens

GARDENS TRUST PRESS RELEASE: Monday 28th January 2023 The Gardens Trust statement on Victoria Tower Gardens The Gardens Trust is deeply disappointed by Prime Minster Rishi Sunak’s declaration that his Government intends to repeal the legal protections afforded to Victoria Tower Gardens a public park adjacent to the Houses of Parliament. Five successive Conservative Governments...
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04
Feb

Buckinghamshire’s Local Heritage Listing: can you help?

Can you help with the Local Heritage Listing? Many members of Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust  have already contributed significantly to the Buckinghamshire Local Heritage list, which includes the Research and Recording groups 100 dossiers. The list is extensive and covers locally significant heritage sites, buildings, street furniture, public open spaces, public works of art, monuments etc....
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20
Jan

Winter 2022/2023 Newsletter

Photographs by Jackie Huntingford – Brush Hill, Whiteleaf Dear Members Well, we have made it to the end of our 25th Anniversary year and I hope that you enjoyed all our celebrations: the wonderful garden visits, the amazing tree walks and our fantastic lunch party at Hampden House. A big thank you to the events...
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15
Jan

Volunteer Wanted as Gardens Trust Community Champion for Buckinghamshire

Volunteer as a Gardens Trust Community Champion for Buckinghamshire Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust has been offered the opportunity for a member volunteer to join the GT Community Champions and help share our passion for historic parks, gardens and other designed landscapes, and our purpose to protect them, within the local community. We’re looking for volunteers to...
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13
Jan

Garden Museum Exhibition: Finding the Modern British Garden. 22nd March to 25th June

“The interwar period in Britain saw a flowering of artists who retreated to planting and painting in their gardens – their own private havens. This exhibition will bring together intimate depictions of gardens, greenhouses, and favoured specimens by artists including Charles Mahoney, Evelyn Dunbar, Eric Ravilious and Ithell Colquhoun. Conversely, this period also saw a...
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03
Dec

Special offer: ‘Mavis Batey: Bletchley Codebreaker, Writer, Garden Historian, Conservationist’. by Jean Stone

At the declaration of World War II in September 1939 Mavis Batey, then studying German Romanticism, abandoned her studies to do her duty for her country.  At Bletchley Park, Britain’s best keep secret, she became one of the first British codebreakers, a pioneer, breaking codes vital to bringing peace. Jean Stone’s unique biography of Mavis...
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03
Dec

Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust Christmas Lunch at the New Inn Stowe

Photographs taken by Sarah Gray, Membership Secretary of those attending the Christmas lunch at The New Inn, Stowe on Saturday 3rd December 2022    
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03
Dec

Wings Woods Citizen Space Forestry Commission update

This is a brief outline of the presentation given at the public consultation meeting last week at Wing Village Hall. There was a display of maps and photograph and the consultation finished on Monday 28th November. Sheila Meekum is a member of Bucks GT and involved in a variety of projects including a Forest School....
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01
Dec

National Tree Week

National Tree Week This week is National Tree Week, the UK’s largest annual tree celebration and The Tree Council are encouraging everyone to get involved. Across the country, people will be planting thousands of trees to mark the start of the winter tree planting season. “Trees and hedgerows are some of the most powerful tools...
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01
Dec

The Parks Trust Milton Keynes: Celebrate National Tree Week By Learning Tree ID!

Celebrate National Tree Week By Learning Tree ID!  If you’ve ever wondered which trees you’re surrounded by when you wander through Milton Keynes’ parks, wonder no more! To celebrate National Tree Week (26 November – 4 December 2022), The Parks Trust is launching a helpful new guide to local tree species, and it’s completely free....
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