Gardening Courses Buckinghamshire

If you're looking for Gardening Courses in Bucks, Bucks Adult learning Centre has botanical drawing classes, and also from time to time you can find gardening evening classes here. If you are interested in doing a four week gardening course then MyGardenSchool is probably the place for you.  It’s all online – but you still benefit from an interactive classroom, and some of the best gardening authors in the world as teachers.
An interesting gardening society in Bucks, is The Aylesbury Gardening Society, which was first formed in 1880 and is still going strong. One of their prime functions is to run the Thurston Trading Store which is located on the Town Council Allotment site in Old Stoke Road (postcode HP21 8DG). Also a good gardening secret in Buckinghamshire is Enid Blyton's garden. It's a very cute 'of its time' cottage garden and well worth a visit. See video below. Old Thatch is a 17th century thatched home - too impressive to be called a "cottage" - on the banks of the Thames, about 40 kms west of London in Coldmoorholme Lane, Bourne End, Buckinghamshire. It is a perfect setting to inspire a writer with a vivid imagination, which is one reason children's author Enid Blyton penned many of her most memorable stories here. Old Thatch was Enid Blyton's home from 1929 to 1938, and where her two daughters, Gillian and Imogen, were born. As Blyton related in "The Story of My Life", Old Thatch appealed to her because it was "exactly like a house in a fairy-tale of long ago." It appeared in many of her books when the story called for a cottage or an inn. She had a strong sense that her time in the home was just a snippet of its long, fascinating history. "It had once been a cosy little inn called the Rose and Crown, and many people had been happy there," Blyton wrote. "For that reason I used to think the house had a lovely feel to it -- friendly, happy, welcoming. It had an old well with a bucket to wind up and down, it had hidden treasure that nobody could ever find, and it even had a 'ghost'." The highly coveted star puts Old Thatch in the top seven percent of gardens open to the public in the British Isles and Ireland, another good reason for visiting it aside from the Blyton connection. Jacky Hawthorne has designed and breathed new life into the garden, she is now owner of The Thatch and designs gardens across Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire and west London. See www.jackyhawthorne.co.uk. Other great gardens to visit in Buckinghamshire if you're interested in garden design, or just like amazing gardens: Ascott Wing, Leighton Buzzard, Buckinghamshire Ascott gardens is an opulent late-Victorian extravaganza. It was largely planned by Leopold de Rothschild Hughenden Manor High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire Hughenden Manor garden is re-created from the colourful 1860s designs of Benjamin Disraeli´s wife, Mary Anne Waddesdon Manor Waddesdon, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire Waddesdon Manor and gardens were bequeathed to the National Trust by the Rothschilds in 1957. The garden today is essentially the one laid out by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild Old Thatch Gardens Coldmoorholme Lane, Bourne End, Buckinghamshire Please see above West Wycombe Park West Wycombe, Buckinghamshire West Wycombe Park and gardens were created by Sir Frances Dashwood, founder of the Dilettanti Society in the mid-18th century. Claydon Estate Gardens The Estate Office, The Claydon Estate, Middle Claydon, Buckingham, Buckinghamshire The Claydon Estate Gardens are a classic example of an English Country house walled garden, both decorative and productive. Stowe Landscape Gardens Stowe, Buckingham, Buckinghamshire Stowe Landscape Gardens is an extraordinary, living, breathing work of art. With its ornamental lakes, glorious open spaces, wooded valleys and adorned with over 40 monuments Cliveden Taplow, Maidenhead, Buckinghamshire Cliveden is a vast and very important landscaped garden, filled with whatever money could buy, balustrading from the Villa Borghese in Rome, the dramatic `Fountain of Love´ Chenies Manor Chenies, Rickmansworth, Buckinghamshire Chenies Manor gardens are maintained to the highest standards and are highly decorative in perfect keeping with the 15th-16th century manor house.