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Latest Newsletter - July 2021 Issue no 71

Island Gardens, talk by Jackie Bennett
Sheer Folly, talk by Caroline Holmes
Jake Croft, Head Gardener, Adlington Hall
The Arno, Oxton, Wirral
Why is this here: Beaconsfield House
Beth Chatto Biography, Catherine Horwood
A Passion for Hostas

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2021
July 2021 Issue no 71
Island Gardens, talk by Jackie Bennett • Sheer Folly, talk by Caroline Holmes • Jake Croft, Head Gardener, Adlington Hall • The Arno, Oxton, Wirral • Why is this here: Beaconsfield House • Beth Chatto Biography, Catherine Horwood • A Passion for Hostas
April 2021 Issue No 70
Barry Grain, Cholmondeley Head Gardener • Judging with the RHS —Martin Fish • Congleton Park • Why is this here? —Marbury Country Park • The role of The Gardens Trust • Funding boost for Conservation • A plea from Ed Bennis
Spring 2021 Issue No. 69a
John Claudius Loudon and Jane Webb • Cwm Dili Restoration Landscape Part 2 • Why is this here? — New series from Research and Recording Group • Rhododendrons, Camellias and Magnolias • Trees and Shrubs Online
January 2021 Newsletter no. 69
Sarah Witts, Head Gardener, Lyme Park • Ed Bennis’s talk on Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe • The Public Parks of Macclesfield • CGT/Ness travel bursary • Powis Castle Gardens • Medieval Gardens • CGT and Education
2020
October 2020 Newsletter
John Budworth, Head Gardener, Norton Priory • Aberglasney and Cholmondeley Castle Gardens • Caldwell’s Nursery in 20thCentury - Part 2 • CGT and other events • Percy Cane, Garden Designer • Tales from Cumbria • Gordon Darlington —A Welsh Pipeline
August 2020 Newsletter
A garden reborn - Christine and Rupert Wilcox Baker • Armchair exploration - Verdin Park • Allestree Park — childhood memories • Caldwell’s Nursery in the twentieth century • Dahlias and plant names • A Grand Chicken Coop in Cheshire
2019
Issue No. 63 - July 2019
Fryer’s Roses • AGM at Arley • Graham Richardson, Head Gardener, • Grappenhall Heys • Ness/CGT Bursary • Keukenhof and Villandry
April 2019 Newsletter
James Russell 20th century designer • The National Garden Scheme • Ernest Wilson, plant hunter extraordinaire • Head Gardener, Adrian Lovatt • Inspiration and planning at Bramham Park • Walled Kitchen Garden Network
January 2019 Newsletter
Humphry Repton • Head Gardener, Gordon Baillie • West Dean Gardens • Caldwell’s Nursery – Ken Roe's story
2018
2017
2016
Issue No.50 April 2016
The history of Piccadilly Gardens • Celebrating Runcorn • S is for Sunken Gardens • Swedish gardens • Launches of Caldwell book and website
Issue No.49 January 2016
Garden Shows & Festivals: an international perspective • R is for Rockeries • Abney Hall and the Grove • Dates for your Diary
2015
Issue No.48 October 2015
Cogshall Grange • Q is for Quarry Garden • More from the Caldwell Archives • Wildflowers of Crete • Before Reaseheath
Issue No.47 July 2015
Adlington Hall and Gardens • Cholmondeley Castle’s gardens through the centuries • P is for Pergola • Caldwell Website launched
Issue No.46 April 2015
Liverpool’s Botanic Garden • O is for Orchard • Cheshire’s Gardening Guru? • Nesfield, father and son • News and Events
Issue No.45 January 2015
Planting bulbs for Spring display • Garden Shows and Festivals • N is for Nursery • New Roads through Old landscapes • Study Trip to Sweden
2014
Issue No.44 October 2014
The East Garden at Arley Hall • Continuity and Change — the AGT Conference • M is for Mount • Exciting new learning opportunities
Issue No.43 July 2014
Creative Flower Photography • Stonyford Cottage Gardens and Nursery • A possible merger with GHS • L is for Loggia • London Open Squares Day
Issue No.42 April 2014
Capability Brown and the Gift of Landscape • Chetham’s Library • Manchester nurserymen • K is for Kitchen Gardens
Issue No.41 January 2014
Birtles Hall, Macclesfield • Portugal visit, part two • J is for Japanese gardens • Vintage horticultural tools • Anniversaries •
2013
Issue No.40 October 2013
Dazzling Dahlias • Day one in Portugal • Eastern Promise: the AGT Conference in London • I is for Icehouse • Caldwell … and Cake!
Issue No.39 July 2013
Morville Hall and the Dower House • Gardens Walk through a Saltscape • Learning about trees • H is for Ha-Ha • Digging up Kemp
Issue No.38 April 2013
Humphry Repton: Landscape Gardener and illusionist • Pleasing Melancholy: the past, present and future of our cemeteries • G is for Gazebo • Allotments and the Priestnall Site
Issue No.37 January 2013
Gredington’s Viburnums • Caldwell — the next step • Eyecatchers and follies • Your Council of Management • Lisbon Study Trip
2012
Issue No.36 October 2012
Time and Tide Garden memories • Deer Parks • Olympic Park • The Smallest Park in the World • Two hundred years of gooseberries
Issue No.35 July 2012
Dorfold Hall • Gaskell House • Floriade • C is for Carpet-bedding • Thomas Mawson in Cheshire
Issue No.34 April 2012
Special Perennials — late summer bloomers • B is for Bothy • Norley, Marsala and Nelson • Norton Priory — maps and photos • Caldwell Project — RHS Tatton
Issue No.33 January 2012
Restoring Elizabeth Gaskell’s garden • A is for Avenue — the first in a new series describing garden features, with special reference to Cheshire • Nesfield and Crewe Hall • Chelsea Physic Garden
2011
Issue No.32 October 2011
Gardens of Germany • The Morville Gardens • Creating the “King Canute” garden • Backford Hall — history uncovered • Dicksons of Chester
Issue No.31 July 2011
Tattenhall & Wollerton • Members become cartophiles! • Floriculture • Lowther Castle restoration begins
Issue No.30 April 2011
Domains of taste & pleasure • Daffodils & bluebells • Cheshire Archaeology Day • Landscape Gardens in Ormerod
Issue No.29 January 2011
Biddulph Gardens & Knypersley Hall • Mrs Delany’s collages • Cheshire Local History Day • Landscape Gardens in Ormerod
2010
Issue No.28 October 2010
Trentham Gardens • Gardening the British way in Iraq • Harvington Hall • Gardens on the Isle of Wight • What to do with your apple harvest
Issue No.27 July 2010
Alpine Biodiversity • Caldwell Archives Update • Vernon Park — the historical perspective • Everything you could ever want
Issue No.26 April 2010
Growing fruit trees at Tatton • Caldwell’s: The Atora Suet Connection • Canal Trees and Cherry Trees • Curious flowers and uses for dung
Issue No.25 January 2010
Springfield’s Parks’ Day • National Gardens Scheme • Mrs Delany and her Circle • Dates for your diary
2009
Issue No.24 October 2009
Bluebell Cottage Gardens • Lyme Park • Treasures of the Kitchen Garden • AGT Conference
Issue No.23 July 2009
The Artist in the Garden • Boden Hall • Trafford Hall Gardens • Frodsham Best Kept Gardens • Schools’ competitions
Issue No.22 January 2009
A quiet spot in Cheshire • Capesthorne — 1850 • AGM Report • Spring Lecture Report • Book Reviews and coming events
Issue No.21 January 2009
Design ideas in Sale • Zoos ancient and modern • Cheshire Local History Day Report • Meet Arley’s new head gardener • Awayday Report
2008
Issue No. 20 October 2008
Adlington Hall • Floating gardens • Nantwich hidden gardens • Tales of tatton and China • Palladio’s 500th birthday •
Issue no. 19 July 2008
Birkenhead Park • The Secret garden at Styal • Grappenhall Heys update • CGT goes continental • Food with a difference … And more
Issue No. 18 April 2008
Rare but obtainable Plants • In the footsteps of Betjemen • Updates on Norton Priory and Dunham • Garden visit season begins
Issue No. 17 January 2008
Linnaeus and the binomial system • Our Chair reports on his China adventures • Recognition for the President of AGT • Tea or beer? Bread or potatoes? A brief history of William Cobbett
2007
Issue No. 16 October 2007
Dunham Massey • Castle Park Gardens, Frodsham • Crewe Hall gardens • Caldwell Nursery Archives: Update •
Issue No. 15 July 2007
Meaning and Illusion in the Chinese garden • Research & recording training day • Delightful Daphnes and a potter’s garden • Caldwell Nursery Archives
Issue No. 14 April 2007
Fields of corn • Piccadilly gardens • Another side to William Roscoe • Courting controversy
Issue No. 13 January 2007
Chester Zoo — Minus the animals • Jekyll & Lutyens — a privileged & private view • The Moon & Shamrocks: some fascination titbits • Crocodiles & pelicans — a request for help
2006
Issue No. 12 October 2006
Trentham Gardens transformed • Japanese Garden in Sale • Grosvenor Park • Halecroft Park
Issue No. 11 July 2006
Stamford Park • Top tips to encourage Biodiversity • The Gazetteer takes shape • The AGT Conference comes to N. Wales
Issue No. 10 April 2006
Birkenhead Park • Fletcher Moss gardens • Trentham Gardens • How to create a walled garden
Issue No. 9 January 2006
‘Mr Darcy’ or the Gentleman Gardener • A 21st Century Garden • London parks — website wins awards
2005
Issue No. 8 October 2005
Eaton Hall • Grappenhall Heys — a nostalgic visit • Exploring the past • Progress of an ignorant gardener: A cautionary tale of success
Issue No. 7 July 2005
Whatever happened to the Medlar? • A tale of a trail 2 • Edward Leeds, a brief biography • More on Walled Gardens
Issue No. 6 April 2005
Daffodils: The North West connection • The tail of a trail • Perennial: the garden lover’s charity
Issue No. 5 January 2005
The Old Hall Hotel and its walled garden • Warrington’s first private botanic garden • Exhibition at the British Library
2004
Issue No.4 October 2004
Walled Gardens in Cheshire • Association of Gardens Trusts AGM • Hulme Community Garden Centre — an inspiration for local groups • Quince day at Norton Priory Walled garden • Tatton Flower Show; this year and next
Issue No.3 July 2004
The Cheshire Gardens Trust official launch • Report on the visit to Tirley Garth • Report on the visit to Orchard Villa • Hulme Community Garden Centre
Issue No. 2 April 2004
The Cheshire Gardens Trust official launch • Report on the Snowdrop walk at Rode Hall • Report on the trip to Mellor’s Garden • The Cadbury Factory — a Jellicoe design • Norton Priory
Issue No. 1 January 2004
Key Dates 2003 • March 2003 CGT Steering Committee first meeting • July 2003 CGT at RHS Tatton Flower Show
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