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June Garden Visit to Bucklebury House Gardens

Thursday, 2nd June at 2pm. 

We are pleased to offer this opportunity to have a guided tour of the gardens of Bucklebury House, home to Willie Hartley-Russell who recently was Berkshire’s High Sheriff.  The gardens have a long history, dating from the twelfth century when the Benedictine monks of Reading Abbey set out the first gardens.  The current gardens were redesigned in the early 1990’s and envelop the house, connecting the monastic fishponds and ancient parkland surrounding the house.  The gardens continue to evolve with new plantings, such as the restoration of Littlefence Wood to the south of the house.

The tour will start with Willie Hartley-Russell providing a brief history of the gardens. The tour will include the formal gardens and will be followed by a tea. If you have any dietary restrictions, please let Janet know as soon as you have booked at   

There is a maximum number of 30 people for this event.  Please note that there will be limited parking available as this is on a Bank Holiday, so Janet will contact you prior to sending out joining instructions to determine the number of cars and the best place to park.

NOTE: The tour will be along paths that have some uneven paving slabs, so outdoor shoes are recommended.  There are toilet facilities but these are not disabled. 

Cost: Tickets are £12 for members and £15 for non-members. 

Queries: Please contact Janet by email at   

Photographs courtesy of The Bucklebury Estate

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