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Bedfordshire Head Gardeners Network 

Named as Finalist at 2019 Horticulture Week Custodian Awards in the Best Partnership Category

 

 

Click here for further details. 

 

 

 

Garden Exhibition at The Higgins, Bedford

"Round and Round the Garden" - A Celebration of Horticulture in Art

Saturday April 6th 2019 until Sunday September 29th 2019 at The Higgins, Bedford, Castle Lane, Bedford, MK40 3XC 

Entry free

Click here for further details. 

 Also at The Higgins, Bedford a lunchtime lecture with Twigs Way -  "Art and the Suburban Garden"

Wednesday May 22nd 2019 12 - 1pm; £5.90 [£4.70 concessions], booking essential

Click here for further details.

 

British Red Cross Open Garden

Sunday 14 July 2019 - 1.30pm - 5pm

Garden Open For Charity: Howbury Hall Garden, Bedford

Description:  Courtesy of Julian Polehill and Lucy Copeman. Admission: Adults £5 Children free. Home Made teas.

At the invitation of Julian Polehill, Bedfordshire Gardens Trust will be present with details about the history of the landscape to enhance your visit.

Click here for more details from the British Red Cross.

Click here for BGT details. 

 

 

 

 

 

Day Long Conference

Tuesday 16 July 2019 

Delving into Heritage Day - Monastic Heritage in Greensand Country

Description:  Day Long Conference with a range of speakers and optional guided walk.

Charge:  £15.00 per person [Student Concessions: £5 per person].

Venue:  The Sculpture Gallery, Woburn Abbey.

Booking is essential.  Click here for more details. 

 

 

 

 

 

National Garden Scheme

Saturday 3 August 2019 - 9.30am - 12.30pm

Garden Open For Charity: The Luton Hoo Estate Walled Garden, Luton, Bedfordshire. LU1 4LF

Description:  Walled garden extends to approx 5 acres.

Admission: Adults £5.00 Children free. Light refreshments.

Bedfordshire Gardens Trust will be present with details about the history of the The Luton Hoo Walled Garden and the ongoing project to rejuvenate the Capability Brown Walled Garden, to enhance your visit. Click here for more details. 

 

 

 

 

 

British Red Cross Open Gardens 2019

Gardens will be open 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.

1 April - 30 September 2019 - Beck House Open Garden - by appointment only

12 May 2019 - Woodbury Hall Open Gardens

9 June 2019 - Tofte Manor Open Garden

16 June 2019 - Manor House Open Gardens

30 June 2019 - Southill Park

30 June 2019 - Wrestlingworth Open Gardens

14 July 2019 - Howbury Hall Open Gardens

30 June 2019 - Southill Park

 

Click here for more details on the Red Cross website. 

  

 

 

National Garden Scheme

Sunday 16 June 2019 - 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 £5.00 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

Saturday 8 June 2019 - 2pm - 5pm

Garden Open For Charity: Howbury Hall Garden, Bedford

Description:  Courtesy of Julian Polehill and Lucy Copeman. Admission: Adults £5 Children free. Home Made teas.

Bedfordshire Gardens Trust will be present with details about the history of the landscape to enhance your visit.

Click here for more details from NGS.

Click here for BGT details. 

 

 

 

St James the Great Church, Silsoe

A celebration of flowers and marriage under the title "Brides and Blooms". Admission: Adults £3, children free. All proceeds to the Friends of Silsoe Church, MK45 3DP - registered charity 1076053 

Check your diary - Open June 7th, 8th and 9th - Click here for more details. 

 

 

Greensand Country Festival

May 2019

 

Description:  A month of various events across the county. Includes two talks from the Trust.

Click here for more details. 

 

 

 

Moggerhanger Plant Fair - Garden Tour

Sunday June 2nd 2019 

In support of Moggerhanger Park BGT members will be providing short guided tours of the landscape.

Click here for further details. 

 

 

National Garden Scheme

Sunday 2 June 2019 - 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. 

 

 

 

Bedfordshire Gardens Trust

Early New Year  notification of events from January until early August 2019. 

A variety of events directly supported and given by Bedfordshire Gardens Trust, those events to which we are providing support that are organised by others parties, or other events of interest to members organised independently from the Trust.

Detailed items will appear on this page and on the News Ticker throughout the year as posters and information are published.

Click here for further details. 

 Further event details for the period August to December 2019 will be released later in the year.

 

Orchards East Extends Active Dates

The Orchards East Project has extended its activities through to August 2020.

Click here for more details. 

 

 

 

Orchards East Update

A gathering to update volunteers and all others interested in the project -- an update from Tom Williamson on the project so far. 

Tuesday April 30th 2019 at 6pm at Tilsworth Golf and Conference Centre (near Dunstable)  

Contact Howard Jones at UEA to reserve place(s) for this talk - eMail: Howard.Jones@uea.ac.uk

 

 

Inner Wheel Club of Flitwick Vale

"Say It With Poison" - a talk by garden historian Russell Bowes 

Friday April 12th 2019 at 7pm at The Learning Zone, Poplars Garden Centre, Toddington. LU5 6HE  

Click here for further details. 

 

 

Bedfordshire Gardens Trust in conjunction with

Luton Hoo Estate

Wednesday 10th April 2019 - from 10:00am

Study Day: The Impact of WW1 on a Bedfordshire estate: Luton Hoo

Description:  Booking form now available

Click here for more details. 

 

 

 

Luton Hoo Estate

"Talks on Fridays":

Following the huge success of their "Talks on Fridays" series, the sixth Talk in the Luton Hoo Estate series is entitled "Luton Hoo Estate - the Contemporary Farm" on March 29th 2019.  

Click here for further details. 

 Further talk titles will be released shortly.

 

Luton Hoo Estate

"Talks on Fridays":

Following the huge success of their "Talks on Fridays" series, the latest Talk in the Luton Hoo Estate series is entitled "History of Time and the Walled Garden Sundial" on February 22nd 2019.  

Click here for further details. 

 Further talk titles will be released shortly.

 

Luton Hoo Estate

Early New Year  resumption of "Talks on Fridays":

Following the huge success of their "Talks on Fridays" series, Luton Hoo Estate has announced the timetable for the resumption of their programme. Normally on the last Friday of each month, the fourth talk is entitled "WW1 Soldiers At Luton Hoo" on January 25th 2019.  

Click here for further details. 

 Further talk titles will be released shortly.

 

 

 

 3 June 2019

Launch of our new website

We have re-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