Members can book now to come on our new series of excursions to a wide variety of locations. Also available is our ever popular Church Crawl. A full list and description of each excursion and a booking form has been added to this site.
The Robert Penson Lecture in Garden History is at St John’s College, Oxford, on Tuesday 25 June 2019 at 5.15 pm. The lecture will be held in The Auditorium, Garden Quadrangle, St John’s College. It will be followed by a reception at which all are welcome.
Speaker: Mr Michael Lear, Curator and Landscape Architect (Lear Associates) and Trustee, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
Title: ‘How can a knowledge of plants inform garden history?‘
The lecture is free and open to all.
For further information see: https://www.sjc.ox.ac.uk/discover/events/robert-penson-lecture-garden-history/
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Just a reminder of Dr Gill Clarke’s talk on Stanley Spencer, to be given to the Bucks Gardens Trust on Saturday 30 March at the Bucks County Museum in Aylesbury, starting at 2.30pm with tea to follow.
If you have not already booked, but would like to come, please could you be kind enough to let me know: firstname.lastname@example.org
The cost of the talk is £12 for Bucks Gardens Trust members with £14 for guests, to include tea.
A reminder of our Bucks Gardens Trust talk on Saturday 23 February to be given by Richard Mawrey QC on, ‘The Phantom of the Trianon’.
The talk will be held at the Bucks County Museum starting at 2.30pm with tea to follow at a cost of: £12 for members and £14 for guests.
Regarding Richard Mawrey’s talk: in 1911, Charlotte Anne Moberly and Eleanor Jourdain published a book entitled An Adventure under the names of Elizabeth Morison and Frances Lamont. Their book describes a visit they made to the Petit Trianon, a small château in the grounds of the Palace of Versailles where they claimed to have seen the gardens as they had been in the late eighteenth century as well as ghosts, including Marie Antoinette and others. Their story caused a sensation and was subject to much ridicule.
A garden that is haunted, not only by the ghosts of its inhabitants but also by the spectre of its former landscape, must be unique. How fitting that this garden should be the most famous in Europe – Versailles.
If you would like to attend, please could you be kind enough to contact Rosemary Jury at : email@example.com or 01296 715491.
Bucks Gardens Trust is recruiting more volunteers to join the research and recording project currently working on Artists’ Gardens. If you might be interested, please see the flyer which gives details of the project and of a training day at St Katherines, Parmoor on 28th March.
Our next lecture – open to all and at no charge – will be on Saturday 19th January at 2.30pm in the Bucks County Museum HP20 2QP. Sarah Gray will talk on Artist gardeners between the Wars: Clare Leighton and John Nash in Bucks. Not just art and gardens but also the pressures on landscape in the 1920s and 1930s from motor traffic and both suburban and rural housing developments. Both artists were part of an early and successful campaign to preserve the view of Whiteleaf Cross from being blocked by commercial housing.
The first Bucks Gardens Trust talk for 2019 is to be held on Saturday 19 January at the Bucks County Museum in Aylesbury. This is to be given by Paul Rabbitts, writer and lecturer in landscape architecture, on ‘Bandstands’ … this follows on from a recent lecture on ‘Music Outdoors’ given by Dr David Huckvale. The talk will start at 2.30pm with tea to follow – at a cost of £12 for Bucks Gardens Trust member & £14 for guests, to include tea.
If you would like to come, and have not already booked, please could you be kind enough to contact Rosemary Jury at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01296 715491.