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Bedfordshire Gardens Trust

Monday 10 September 2018 - from 10:30am

Informal Tour Around Woburn Abbey Gardens

Description:  Tour of Gardens with details from BGT members who have researched Repton's input into the county's gardens .

Admission: Adults £8.00, (£7 for those 60 or over), RHS Members and/or Friends of Historic Houses free. Booking IS required.

Click here for more details. 

 

 

 

Luton Hoo Walled Garden and Bedfordshire Gardens Trust

Advance Notice of a Study Day: The impact of WW1 on a Bedfordshire Estate: Luton Hoo.  Wednesday April 10th 2019. 

Click here for initial details. 

 Further details and booking form will be announced later this year.

 

British Red Cross Open Gardens 2018

The following gardens are open on the dates shown in Bedfordshire and just across the county border in Cambridgeshire. Follow the link at the bottom of this entry to go to the British Red Cross website for full details, including opening times and admission prices.

 

Sunday June 24th: Westend House, Cheddington, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 0RP

Sunday June 24th: The Grange, Manor Farm Road, Waresley, Sandy, Beds. SG19 3BX

Sunday July 15th: Panacea Museum Garden, Panacea Museum, 14 Albany Road, Bedford, MK40 3PH

Sunday August 5th: Christ's College Fellows' Garden, St Andrew's Street, Cambridge, CB2 3BU

Sunday August 12th: Clare College Fellows' Garden, Clare College, Queen's Road, Cambridge, CB2 1TL

Sunday September 9th: Odsey Park, Nr Baldock, Herts. SG7 6SD

 

Click here for more details on the Red Cross website. 

  

Bedfordshire Local History Association (BLHA)

Announced at their 2018 Annual General Meeting at Clapham Village Hall on June 2nd 2018 that Bedfordshire Gardens Trust will host the BLHA 2019 AGM and Conference. For initial details including the date for your diary,  Click here for more details. 

 Further details will be announced early in 2019.

 

Swiss Garden

Wednesday 25 July 2018 - Meet no later than 2pm in the Garden Room

Our Annual General Meeting to be held in the Garden Room, Swiss Garden, Shuttleworth, Old Warden Aerodrome, nr Biggleswade, Beds. SG18 9EP

Description:  Our Annual General Meeting, followed by a talk "The Swiss Garden: Post-Restoration Update", a walk through the tunnel to the House, followed by tea and cakes.

Admission: The AGM and talk are free to members, non-members £3 - the walk to the house followed by tea and cakes are £4.50 per head for those wishing to avail themselves of this opportunity.

ADVANCED BOOKING required: Booking required by July 10th to secretary@bedsgardenstrust.org.uk

 

Click here for more details. 

 

 

 

Moggerhanger Park

Sunday 22 July 2018 - Meet at 2pm 

Guided Walk through the landscape of Humphry Repton - Moggerhanger Park, Park Road, Moggerhanger, MK44 3RW

Description:  A repeat of the tour that we provided on our Repton in Bedfordshire Study Day for those who could not attend or those who wish to repeat the visit in better weather.

Admission: Members: £3, non-members: £4 All proceeds go to the Head Gardener's Plant Fund.

Please wear suitable shoes for walking and appropriate clothing for the weather.

Bedfordshire Gardens Trust will present details about the history of the landscape in relation to Humphry Repton's changes at Moggerhanger.

Click here for more details. 

 

National Garden Scheme

Sunday 1 July 2018 - 2pm - 5pm

Garden Open For Charity: The Hyde Walled Garden, East Hyde, Luton, Bedfordshire. LU2 9PS

Description:  Walled garden adjoins the grounds of The Hyde (not open). Extends to approx 1 acre.

Admission: Adults £4.50 Children free. Home Made teas.

Bedfordshire Gardens Trust will be present with details about the history of the The Hyde Walled garden to enhance your visit. Click here for more details. 

 

 

 

National Garden Scheme

Sunday 3 June 2018 - 2pm - 5pm

Garden Open For Charity: Southill Park, Southill, Nr, Biggleswade, SG18 9LL

Description:  Courtesy of Mr and Mrs Charles Whitbread. Admission: Adults £5 Children free. Home Made teas.

Bedfordshire Gardens Trust will be present with details about the history of the Southill Park landscape to enhance your visit. Click here for more details. 

 

 

 

National Garden Scheme

Sunday 20 May 2018 - 09.30am - 5pm

Garden Open For Charity: The Swiss Garden, Old Warden Aerodrome, Old Warden, Biggleswade, SG18 9ER

Description:  Adults £6 Children free. Plants Sales. The Shuttleworth Restaurant is open all day 

 

 

 

Study Day in Bedfordshire

Friday 27 April 2018 - Study Day with Three Talks and and a tour - places still can be booked by April 9th 2018

Title: Repton in Bedfordshire -to celebrate Humphry Repton’s Bicentenary

Description:  A Study Day at Moggerhanger Park 

Booking Form

 

 

Opening of Bushmead Community Garden

There was a short but significant ceremony on Saturday 25th November 2017 to mark the opening of the wildlife garden at Hancock Drive, Luton, LU2 7SF - made possible thanks to a grant from Tescos and implemented by Groundworks. 
The garden will be opening by appointment at lunchtimes and can be booked for functions. 
Councillors Franks and Hopkins were in attendance.

 Click here for further details

 

 

Launch of Orchards East Initiative

Orchards East is a three year Heritage Lottery Funded project working across the eastern region.

The launch for Bedfordshire was on 11th November 2017 at Fairfield Community Hall.

See gallery entries for photos on the day - more news will follow regarding how you can get involved. 

Free event!

Click here for overview

 Click here for full details

 

Launch of Orchards East Initiative

Orchards East is a three year Heritage Lottery Funded project working across the eastern region.

The launch for Hertfordshire was 9th September 2017.

Free event!

Orchards East initiative

 Click here for more details

 

Orchards East 

This is an exciting, new environmental and cultural project covering six counties in the eastern region of England - Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk. Funded by the Heritage Lottery fund and based in the School of History at the University of East Anglia (UEA), the project  is devoted to the past, present and future of orchards in eastern England, and will last for three years.

 It is very much a collaborative project  and will work closely with interested groups and orchard owners.  Orchard East hopes to stimulate interest and engage a wide range of new volunteers in anything orchard!

For the UEA press release click here

For the Orchards East website click here

 

 

 

 

Summer 2017 Newsletter

As a member of Bedfordshire Gardens Trust, you will get a copy of the quarterly newsletter -

The Summer 2017 Newsletter is available now

Click here to see what else you get as part of joining us

 Summer 2017 newsletter

 17 August 2017

Launch of our new website

We have just launched our new website, as you can see!

Do take a look around, it is going to keep you up to date with our activities

Our new website

If there is something you would like us to add, eg another talk, history of a garden, walk etc do let us know

Join us and help, and we will do what we can to deliver!

 

Spring 2017 Newsletter

As a member of Bedfordshire Gardens Trust, you will get a copy of the quarterly newsletter -

The Spring 2017 Newsletter is available now

Click here to see what else you get as part of joining us

 Autumn 2016 newsletter