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There are currently more than 20 historic parks and gardens in Bedfordshire registered by Historic England because they are of national importance.

Recent additions to the register are Turvey New Park and The Alameda in Ampthill which are both Grade II listed. However there are many more which deserve to be understood and protected for their local importance.







Reviewed 18/03/2023

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Our research team are studying and recording the history of the Bedfordshire landscapes in order to encourage their conservation. Old maps, pictures, letters, account books and other sources give us valuable information.

The team holds regular meetings to provide guidance and advice, organises site visits and collaborates with other local and national organisations.

We have previously worked on four sites that have associations with the work of landscape designer Humphry Repton in order to celebrate the bicentenary of his death in 2018. Woburn Abbey, The Hazells (Sandy), Moggerhanger Park and Battlesden Park all have a Repton influence.




Reviewed 18/03/2023

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New members are always welcome with or without experience. We meet at the Bedfordshire Archives and Records Office every second Tuesday of the month.

Garden history is part of local history and reflects the society of the time. If you are interested in Bedfordshire places and people and the way they lived, you will enjoy garden history research.






Reviewed 18/03/2023