Rousham House and Garden, Steeple Aston - Sold out
Guided Tour | Rousham House
Wednesday 14 June 2017 - 11:00 until 16:30
Rousham is beautiful, tranquil and unspoilt. It has been in the same family since it was built by Sir Robert Dormer in 1635. It lies 12 miles north of Oxford, beside the River Cherwell. The house is approached along an avenue flanked by parkland grazed by a herd of rare long-horn cattle. Rousham is the best surviving example of the work of William Kent, the eminent English architect and landscape designer, and dates from the 1720s. The garden design remains almost as Kent left it with classical follies, ponds, cascades and rills. Adjacent to the house is a walled garden with large herbaceous beds, a pigeon house, old orchard and vegetable garden.
A guided house tour will start at 11am. The gardens are open until dusk. Parking and toilets are available but no refreshment facilities. A picnic can be enjoyed in the grounds, or pubs are available nearby. No dogs or children under 15 are allowed in the house or garden.
This event has been organised by the Oxfordshire Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.