Sunday, 13 September 2015

All time favourite - Rousham Park

Rousham Park was built c. 1635 and substantially altered by William Kent c. 1738. The garden is, apparently, the only garden which was designed by Kent that has been left intact. The formal part of the garden has no flowers and is surrounded by a Ha-Ha and wonderful sculptural views. The picture changes dramatically when one enters the walled garden.

Praeneste, Townsends building

Lower Cascade

Octagonal Pond

Upper Cascade

The ingenious water system which allows the water to flow down a gully linking all the ponds together.

Arcade by Kent

Heyford stone bridge built in 1255 and still carrying traffic today

Pasture with Ha-Ha and Hall in the distance

Dying Gladiator

Walled garden entrance

 House and dovecot

Garden with Norman Church c1200 in the background

Interior of the dovecot (pigeons were a vital source of protein in Winter)

Stable Block

1 comment:

  1. Dear Chris,
    Fiona & I think your blog is fantastic.What wonderful photo's. We go through it together as I am the computer chauffeur.
    Time for you to add to your blog Sir.
    Best wishes,