The Story of Warden Abbey and its landscape

Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust

Bucks Museum and Roald Dahl Children’s Gallery are temporarily closed.

Saturday, 28th March 2020 from 2.30 to 4.30 pm
Bucks County Museum, Church Street, Aylesbury HP20 2QP

Margaret Roberts has volunteered at Warden Abbey Vineyard since January 2014 and has spent six years researching the Abbey’s story.

Known as St Mary d’Assartis on its foundation, the monastery was popularly referred to as Wardon Abbey by the close of the 1140s. The monks had a sizeable claustral complex built over the following decades, and their impressive stone church was dedicated before the turn of the 13th century. The monks also established a precinct that ultimately extended to 137 acres (the largest in Britain) containing pasture, gardens / orchards, vineyards, fishponds and a lake.

Margaret’s book, The Original Warden Pear, is sold in support of the Warden Abbey vineyard. Copies will be available at the talk with an opportunity to taste wines from the Vineyard.

£12 for guests.

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