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Our aim is to offer a diverse range of activities for all our members at locations around the county.


 

Talks

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

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

Description:  A Study Day at Moggerhanger Park 

Booking Form

 


Thursday 26 April 2018 - Abington Park Museum, Northampton 10:30am

Title: The Public Parks Crisis Training Day

Description:  Organised by The Gardens Trust and hosted by Tamsin McMillan - see attached for details 

 

 


Saturday 14 April 2018 - Mowsbury Golf Club, Kimbolton Road, Bedford. MK41 8BJ 10:15am

Title: Orchards East Surveyor Training

Description:  Organised by Orchards East and hosted by Howard Jones - see attached for details 

 

 


Friday 23 March 2018:

Luton Hoo Estate Walled Garden in the 20th Century

Join us for an illustrated talk on the changes that affected the walled garden both before and after the two World Wars.

Part of the "Talks on Fridays" at Luton Hoo Estate Office

10:30 - 12:00 with talk starting at 11am £3 donation in aid of the "Restoration" of the Walled Garden at Luton Hoo Estate

 


Tuesday 20 March 2018 - Ampthill 7pm for 7:30pm

Title: Garden Buildings: Rescued, Ruins, Rustic Retreats and a Fashion for Fakery

Description:  A talk by Corinne Price - see attached for details 

 

 


Friday 23 February 2018:

Lots of Allotments on Luton Hoo land for Luton

Join us for a talk which provides briefly the background to ten different allotment sites at Luton Hoo.

Part of the "Talks on Fridays" at Luton Hoo Estate Office

10:30 - 12:00 with talk starting at 11am £3 donation in aid of the "Restoration" of the Walled Garden at Luton Hoo Estate

 


Friday 26 January 2018:

Special Gardeners at Luton Hoo

Join us for a talk which provides details of the history of the people who helped to create and maintain the gardens at Luton Hoo.

Part of the "Talks on Fridays" at Luton Hoo Estate Office

10:30 - 12:00 with talk starting at 11am £3 donation in aid of the "Restoration" of the Walled Garden at Luton Hoo Estate

 


Thursday 18 January 2018:

Swiss Gardens - Restoration of a Regency Gem

Join Corinne Price, BGT Committee Member and Gardens Manager of the Swiss Gardens at Shuttleworth, Bedfordshire  who will be giving a talk on behalf of Plant Heritage Herts and Beds Group. Corinne will describe the recent third revamp of the gardens. They were originally designed by the Third Baron of Old Warden Lord Ongley in the 1820s. They contain unique buildings including a Grotto and Fernery, making a total of 13 listed garden buildings many using Pulhamite stone in their construction. The gardens are unusual in being attached  to an Agricultural/Horticultural College and a working Aircraft and Vehicle Collection.

At: Sandridge Village Hall, 39 High Street, Sandridge, St. Albans AL4 9DD10:30 - talk starting at 7:30pm. Everyone Welcome - free admission to Plant Heritage Herts and Beds Group Members, otherwise £3 for non-members. Refreshments will be available.

 


Friday 24 November 2017:

History of the Luton Hoo Walled Garden

Join us for a talk which provides details of the history of the walled garden at Luton Hoo.

Part of the "Talks on Fridays" at Luton Hoo Estate Office

10:30 - 12:00 with talk starting at 11am £3 donation in aid of the "Restoration" of the Walled Garden at Luton Hoo Estate

 


Friday 27 October 2017:

Capability Brown at Luton Hoo

Join us for a talk which provides details of the changes made by Capability Brown at Luton Hoo.

Part of the "Talks on Fridays" at Luton Hoo Estate Office

10:30 - 12:00 with talk starting at 11am £3 donation in aid of the "Restoration" of the Walled Garden at Luton Hoo Estate

 


Friday 29 September 2017:

Does Bedfordshire have lots of examples of Garden History?

Join us for a light-hearted talk which provides examples from all eras + a garden history cartoon!

At Luton Hoo Estate Office


Click here for details


Saturday 22 July 2017:

Does Bedfordshire have lots of examples of Garden History?

Join us for a light-hearted talk which provides examples from all eras + a garden history cartoon!

Followed by a visit to The King's Arms gardens in Ampthill. Non-members welcome


Click here for details


Study Days

Date: 27 April 2018

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

Description:  A Study Day at Moggerhanger Park 

Booking Form


Garden Visits

Date: Various

Title: Various Open Gardens via Bedfordshire NGS

Description: All at NGS website


Guided Walks

Date: 10 September and 24 October 2017

Title: Ampthill Great Park Guided walks

Description:


 


 

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Some events are open to the public but members are the first to be notified. The cost is discounted to members whenever possible.

The programme of events varies from year to year.

Our 2016 events included a series of talks in the spring, and a Study Day on Capability Brown at Luton Hoo.