Tour of Rousham Park, Oxfordshire
Guided Tour | Rousham Park
Tuesday 22 July 2014 - 11:45
This is a unique opportunity to visit Rousham, one of the finest original examples of the first phase of English landscape design.The garden was designed by William Kent in the 1720s; miraculously, it has escaped alteration since then.
We are fortunate to have persuaded Stephen Anderton, The Times gardening correspondent, to take us around the park.
The house itself was built by Sir Robert Dormer in 1635, and is still in the ownership of the same family; Charles Cottrell-Dormer will show us around the house which retains many of its original features including Kent’s eccentric Painted Parlour.
Rousham remains uncommercial and unspoilt with no tea room or shop. A fine herd of rare Long-Horn cattle may be seen in the park. Please bring your own refreshments and picnic to enjoy in the garden.
There is shelter should it rain, and there are toilets. The garden is quite steep in parts. (No dogs allowed in the park).
This event has been organised by a local supporter group to help raise money for the Art Fund.
This event has been organised by the Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.