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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.
19
Nov

Historic Buildings, Parks and Gardens Event 2022

The Historic Buildings, Parks and Gardens Event 2022 took place on Tuesday the 15th November at The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, Westminster. https://hbpage.hall-mccartney.co.uk   Along with members of Historic Houses the event was attended by representatives from many specialist organisations including, the Gardens Trust, County Gardens Trusts, The Victorian Society, Professional Gardeners Guild and the...
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04
Nov

Buckinghamshire History Festival 2022

Buckinghamshire History Festival 2022 Reminder that Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust is taking part in this festival:Claire de Carle is giving a free on line talk on Dorton Spa Welcome to the Buckinghamshire History Festival website! This November we’re bringing Buckinghamshire’s past to life with tours, talks, and theatre from organisations across the county. Be entertained by...
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30
Oct

Patron for Trust

The Trust is delighted to inform the members that Rupert, Lord Carrington has kindly accepted the invitation to become a patron of the Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust. In his letter of acceptance, he congratulated the Trust on reaching the “25th anniversary milestone” and looks forward “to giving whatever support I can”. Lord Carrington is already a...
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29
Oct

Autumn: Fred Roche Gardens in Milton Keynes

Fred Roche Gardens The “Fred Roche Gardens lie in the heart of the city centre, behind Christ the Cornerstone church and The Guildhall, and overlooked by offices on Silbury and Midsummer Boulevards. They provide a tranquil haven in the busy commercial district of Central Milton Keynes. The gardens include lawns, borders, formal features, and quiet...
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29
Oct

Gardeners Network Launch

On the afternoon of Thursday 20 October, the inaugural meeting of our Gardeners Network was held in the Bennett Room at Stowe. Barry Smith who has been the head gardener at Stowe for many years was the host for the afternoon before the meeting and between the showers, he took a few of the gardeners...
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18
Oct

Hampden House: 25th Anniversary Celebration

Claire de Carle’s welcome speech: Good afternoon and a very warm welcome to Hampden House for this special celebration. 1997 was a very eventful year, we might remember it as the year Princess Diana died or that Tony Blair became prime minister and on a lighter note Titanic the movie was released, and the first...
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10
Oct

Lottery-Funded Restoration Scheme Completed At Historic Milton Keynes Park. Great Linford Manor Park Is Now Revived And Revealed  

Just two years after breaking ground, a painstaking restoration scheme to revive and reveal one of the most historic parks in Milton Keynes has been successfully completed by The Parks Trust. Delivered by a team of over 60 people and funded by the National Lottery, the scheme has returned the park to its former glory...
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01
Oct

The Bicycle Boys: An Unforgettable Garden Tour

Catch up with this amazing story and exhibition. In the summer of 1928, 24 year old horticulture student Loyal Johnson and his friend Sam Brewsterembarked on an epic cycling journey. In just three months, they cycled almost 1,500 miles, battling wind, rain and insect bites, to visit more than 80 gardens across the UK. Most...
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28
Sep

Autumn 2022 Newsletter

What do I think of when I hear the name Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust? Happy memories stir within me of distant, dark, winter evenings spent in committee meetings at Waddesdon, grappling with ideas for talks and walks, day-conferences and publications, initiatives to involve schools, responding to research and planning issues, and much else besides. I have...
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28
Sep

Evenley Wood – The Toothache Tree

Here is a fascinating tree to be found in Evenley Wood. Evenley Wood Garden is in Northamptonshire NN13 5SH info@evenleywoodgarden.co.uk This is Zanthoxylum Americanum known as The Toothache Tree It is from E  North America The twigs and fruits are said to have been chewed by the Native North Americans to alleviate toothache, the acrid...
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09
Sep

Queen Elizabeth II

STATEMENT ISSUED BY THE CHAIRMAN ON BEHALF OF THE MEMBERS OF THE GARDENS TRUST Few of us can remember a time when Queen Elizabeth II was not our Queen, and for all of us, she has been a reassuring and constant presence in an ever-changing and restless World. Throughout her long reign, her unfailing commitment...
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30
Aug

Great Linford Manor – works in the park update

Great Linford Manor Park – works in park After the Annual General Meeting on Saturday 13th August at The Arts Centre at Great Linford Park, due to the high temperatures  the planned walk was postponed. However,  Ellie Broad, the project director of the work and a member of the Bucks GT gave a talk to...
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