Thanks to Events Secretary Bryan Sullivan for compiling and editing the regular Newsletter.
Thanks also to Colin Fletcher at LGD Solutions for providing the pdf versions.
Green Flag Park Awards. The Monks Wall Group. ‘A Garden for All Seasons’ – Trust Visit to Consall Hall Gardens. ‘The Farmhouse that Saved a King’ – Trust Visit to Moseley Old Hall. plant Hunters Fairs in 2016.
‘A Lost Landscape Rediscovered’ – Trust Visit to Fisherwick Hall. ‘One of the prettiest retreats it is possible to conceive – Trust visit to Biddulph Old Hall with Staffordshire Historic Buildings Trust. ‘Conditor Horti Felicitatis Auctor’ – Trust Visit to The Laskett. ‘ One of Shropshire’s Outstanding Attractions’ – Trust Visit to Lilleshall Hall & Park with Shropshire Parks & Gardens Trust. Presentation to Lord Comack on his retirement as President of the Trust. Obituary – Keith Malcolm Goodway (1930 – 2015)
‘They Died the Noblest Death a Man May Die Fighting for God & Right & Liberty and Such a Dath is Immortality’- Memorial Gardens. ‘A world class example of an English Garden’ – Trust visit to Wollerton Old Hall. Josiah Wedgwood – Etruria – Talk by Keith Goodway. ‘a Return to Hagley Park’ – Trust Visit
‘God’s Acre’ – Public Cemeteries / ‘First and Best Loved Child’ Capability Brown’s Croome Court (Trust Visit) / ‘A remarkable survival’ Castle Bromwich Hall gardens / Monk’s Walk update / ‘Another Active Year’ Notes from the AGM, plus an introduction to new Trust President – Charles-Bagot-Jewitt
‘The Fashion for Dahlias’ /’The Gardens are Very Hansome’ – Trust visit to Melbourne Hall Derbyshire / ‘The Italian Job’ / ‘A Visit to Ingestre’ / Officers of The Trust
‘The Oldest, Biggest and Best’ National Garden Scheme/ Chairman’s Report to The 2013 Annual General Meeting /’Sugnall Walled Garden on TV’ / ‘There is Nothing in London to Compare With Wightwick’ / ‘A Walk Around Hagley Park’/ ‘The Website’ /’Six Acres of Paradise in North Staffordshire’ – Wilkins Pleck / ‘Reflection on a Visit to Wilkins Pleck’ – Alan Taylor /’A Proper Little Town’ 1110 Years of Stafford Burgh / ‘Memorial Gardens’ / ‘The Friends of Ingestre Orangery’ / Officers of The Trust
Burslem Park ‘Back to its Former Glory’ / ‘Paxton’s Protege’ Edward Milner / The Temple of Diana at Weston Park / ‘A Walk Round Trentham Park’ / ‘Blithfield Hall’ / Dates For Your Diary / Officers of The Trust
Danescourt Cemetery – A Japanese Garden in a Christian Cemetery / Whitmore Hall / West Midlands History / Diary Date for Burslem Park / A Day in London – Trust’s trip to The Garden Museum and The House of Lords / Monks Walk Autumn Update / Another Active Year – Chairman’s report to the 2012 AGM / Gardeners, How are your Love Apples this year? Sue Gregory
Thomas Wright and The Shepherd’s Monument (J Hawkins) / Development Group Update – Including Wind Farm Developments / Visit to Alton Towers / The Mughal Gardens of India (D Jacques) / William Cobbett (S Gregory) / Two Visits to Biddulph Grange / The Complete Vermin Killer (S Gregory)
Staffordshire – The Creative County / A Shilling a Head – The National Gardens Scheme / Review of the AGM and Mr. John Phillips’ Talk on Wombourne Wodehouse / The Chillington Aquatic Fete of 1836 – Dianne Barre and Sue Gregory
The Landscape Disciple – Walking The Wright Way / Visit to Sugnall Walled Garden and Ferme Ornee / Greenhouse in The Undergrowth – Shugborough / Visit to the National Memorial Arboretum / AGT Annual General Meeting /
Visit to Elizabethan Garden at Kenilworth / Visit to Sandwell Park Farm and Dartmouth Park / Book Review “The Living Landscape: Animals in Parks and Gardens of essex” / Chairman’s Report to Annual General Meeting / Monks Walk Group Poetry evening July 2nd 2010
Researching Staffordshire’s Historic Gardens – Dianne Barre / Association of Gardens Trusts Weekend Conference 4-6 September 2009 / John Webb – who’s he? / “Jacobites and Tories, Whigs and True Whigs” The Wentworth Castle Heritage Trust / “Delectable Variety, Order and Dignity” The Elizabethan Garden at Kenilworth Castle / Monks Walk update report November 2009 / Where We Went in 2009
From Nursey to Garden Centre – Julian Ranson, Garden Centre Manager at Notcutts, Shirley / Victoria Park Stafford Neil Thomas, Publicity Officer of The Friends of Victoria Park / Hawkesyard Priory nr Rugeley (also known as Spode House, Armitage Park) / At Risk – Hartlebury Castle, in Worcestershire, and Ruperra Castle, in the County Borough of Caerphilly / John Webb – who’s he? / Ingestre Orangery and Long Walk
Introducing the WFGA and WRAGS / “Welshmen Beware” A visit to Arley Arboretum and Gardens (and other interesting places) / “The Cottager’s Plot” / Marigolds – not just for washing up / John Webb – who’s he?
A pleasure park – with trees, Derby Arboretum / ‘A Very Fair Brick House’ – Beaudesert / ‘Samuel Hellier’s Follies’ – Dianne Barre
The Year So Far . . . . . . / ‘Victorian Gardens Public And Private’ Colchester 28th April 2007 / Annual General Meeting 2007 – Chairman’s Report / Heritage Protection White Pape
Trust Appoints New President and Chairman / Equal Opportunities? / Whether The Weather Be Hot…. /Managing an Historic Estate (A repor t of a talk given to member s of the Trust by Richard Kemp, General Manager of the Shugborough Estate, in November 2006) / Gwydir Castle – ‘a pretty place’ (Leland, 1536) /Heritage Facing the Challenge
The Year So Far . . . . . . / Historic Buildings At Risk / Visit Reports