Since we were founded in 1997, we have studied and visited a lot of different, parks gardens and designed landscapes, old and new, throughout the historic county, and beyond, among those perhaps most memorably Trentham in Stoke on Trent, gardened by Michael Walker, formerly Gardens Manager of Waddesdon Manor, and Boughton, Northamptonshire, with archaeologist Brian Dix.
We run a number of Summer Walks in gardens in our county and those nearby throughout the year, and a series of Spring Talks at the County Museum, Aylesbury, over the winter/early spring period. We also run occasional Seminars and Conferences, on a range of garden related topics.
We have done a lot of work through our publication The Bucks Gardener promoting ideas both old and new about the counties’ legacy of historic gardens and designed landscapes.
This website is intended to spark an interest in that legacy and hopefully you will be encouraged to join us in the quest.
We are members of the new organisation, The Gardens Trust, that has been formed (July 2015) from the countrywide Association of Gardens Trusts and The Garden History Society which works to monitor the state of gardens and parks within the planning process. Our research and recording project is helping to identify further sites of historic interest and helping to protect them.
We aim to provide a positive input into the protection of parks and gardens throughout the county and try to work closely with the various planning authorities. We are delighted to have been part of the team involved in the HLF and County funded restoration of Langley Park, and work closely with various owners of gardens and parks throughout the historic county.
We now have an active and funded Research and Recording group, exploring the legacy of historic parks gardens and other designed landscapes in the county.
Details of the parks and gardens Registered by English Heritage, now Historic England, and many more, can be found on the Buckinghamshire pages of the UK Parks and Gardens website a list our Research Group is expanding.