New Venue: Aylesbury Methodist Church & Centre – .Buckingham Street, Aylesbury HP20 2NQ.  Parking: front of the venue limited & Coopers Yard car park next door. The venue has excellent facilities including lift to first floor and wheelchair access. It is near the centre of the town with a choice of restaurants and cafes, including The Kings Head, a C15 coaching inn owned by the National Trust Inn.

Booking: Tickets from  or turn up on the day & pay by cash, card or cheque. Doors open 2.00 pm       Members £10.00, Guests £12.50.  Includes refreshments.

Summer Visits

Saturday 20th July 1.00pm Wotton House, Wotton Underwood, Aylesbury HP18 0SB 

Tickets: Free – book through TicketSource. 1.00pm Lunch, bring a picnic. 2.00pm AGM. Tour and Tea. 

By kind permission of David Gladstone, patron of Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust and owner of Wotton House. 

Open 1.00 and bring a picnic. Following the AGM, a guided tour of the Grade I historic landscape surrounding the early C18 country house will be led by Michael Harrison, Estate Manager. 

The original layout was probably by George London and Henry Wise, then developed into an extensive mid-C18 park for George Grenville by Lancelot Brown; William Pitt, later first Earl of Chatham, is credited with significant input with regard to the design. The house and estate are regarded as one of the finest remaining examples of historic landscape. Photograph JUG 

Thursday 26th September 1pm Wavendon House, Wavendon House Drive, Wavendon MK17 8AJ 

Tickets £20 members only. Refreshments included. (20 places) 

The visit includes a welcome and tour by David Heath. 

A late C18 country villa pleasure ground and possibly drives by Richard Woods, typical of his style, which survives largely intact, with late C18/early C19 additions for the Hoares of Stourhead, and extensive later C19 park additions that complemented Woods’ work. It has been little altered since 

the 1880s although localised modern development has damaged parts of the site. 

Dossier: Photograph David Heath