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The Gardens Trust Visit to Boughton House and Gardens

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Wednesday, 10 May 2017 from 11:00 to 16:00 (BST)

The Gardens Trust Visit to Boughton House and Gardens

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
The Gardens trust members 10 May 2017 £45.00 £0.00
County Garden Trust members 10 May 2017 £48.00 £0.00
Non members 10 May 2017 £50.00 £0.00

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The Gardens Trust has been fortunate to arrange a visit to the ancestral home of the Duke of Buccleuch, to see the restoration works on the garden and park at Boughton by consultant archaeologist Brian Dix. It will follow and complement Brian’s winter lectures in Birmingham (8 February) and London (22 February) for the Gardens Trust. The gardens of Boughton House comprise extensive remains of formal layouts dating from the late 17th and early 18th centuries. Rides and avenues of the same period extend far out into the surrounding countryside, set within the deer park of late medieval origins. The visit will include a tour of Boughton House (grade I listed) whose transformation by Ralph Montagu from a ‘large but rambling house’ to its current form began in 1685.

Brian Dix has been working for the Duke of Buccleuch for the last few years and has been involved in re-constructing the Grand Etang (small lake!) the centre piece of which is a jet d’eau. We hope that His Grace will be kind enough to turn on this spectacular fountain for us.  Brian has also undertaken extensive archaeological work around the site and is now overseeing the restoration of the bastion to re-establish the vantage viewpoints out to the rides and park.

 

                       

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A GARDENS TRUST STUDY DAY WITH BRIAN DIX

 

AT BOUGHTON HOUSE, NORTHAMPTONSHIRE NN14 1BJ 

 

Wednesday 10 May 2017   10.30am – 4pm

 

Tickets include soup & sandwich lunch, coffee/tea and homemade biscuits on arrival and in the afternoon, a guided tour of the house (20 rooms) and a tour of the garden led by Brian Dix. There will be two groups - one touring the house in the morning and the other the garden, swopping over after lunch.

Please state number of tickets required:

The Garden Trust members   @ £45     ………..

County Gardens Trusts members @ £48     ………..

Non-members @ £50   ………….

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Either book online via our website, using EVENTBRITE with no extra fee, or send your form and cheque made payable to The Gardens Trust to:

Claire de Carle, 4 Pearce Courtyard, Oakley, Aylesbury HP18 9WY (before 24 April)

For further information, contact Claire de Carle by post, email or telephone: claire@decarle.plus.com, Landline: 01844 237701

Acknowledgements will be sent by email; for written receipt please send SAE.

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Boughton House

NN14 1BJ Kettering
United Kingdom

Wednesday, 10 May 2017 from 11:00 to 16:00 (BST)


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The Gardens Trust was formed by the merger of the Association of Gardens Trusts (AGT) and the Garden History Society (GHS) on Friday 24th July 2015.

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