The study day will start with a light buffet lunch in the Purley Manorial Barn, where the Autumn Lecture was held. Ben Viljoen will then give a talk on the house and its surrounding landscape. This will be followed by a short drive to Purley Hall for a conducted tour of the grounds after which we will return to the Barn for tea.
Details about this event has been posted to members. For more information or any queries please phone Ben Viljoen on 0118 984 3170. This event is confined to members.
‘Setting is the surroundings in which an asset is experienced. All heritage assets have a setting, irrespective of the form in which they survive and whether they are designated or not.’ from The Setting of Heritage Assets: English Heritage October 2011Read More»
The Berkshire Gardens Trust’s 2012 Autumn Lecture by Ben Viljoen
Friday 30th November, 7.30 for 8pm
The Barn, off Beech Road, P urley on Thames, RG8 8DRRead More»
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On Thursday 12 July 2012 at 2.00pm the Trust will be holding an Extraordinary General Meeting of its members at Pangbourne Village Hall, Station Road, Pangbourne, Berkshire RG8 7AN. Formal notice of the meeting has been mailed to all members.
A copy of the letter and other relevant documents can be downloaded by clicking on Governance above.
Enjoy a visit with Berkshire Gardens Trust to three private gardens in West Berkshire
Over 45 members and guests were treated to a stimulating lectureRead More»
Historical background and completion of projectRead More»
The House was built in 1760 by William Watts, an Indian NabobRead More»
Berkshire Gardens Trust visited Woodley Town Council and met the Civic ManagerRead More»