Rousham House Garden

Rousham House Garden

The garden here at Rousham House is a masterpiece by William Kent (1685 - 1748) and is one of the few gardens from this time which remain largely unaltered.

The garden at Rousham House is a masterpiece by William Kent (1685 - 1748) and is one of the few gardens from this time which remain largely unaltered.

  • Monty Don described William Kent as the genius of eighteenth century garden design and Rousham as his masterpiece.
  • The gardens at Rousham were designed by William Kent in the 1740s, they are one of the few gardens from this time which remain largely unaltered.
  • There are many features such as the ponds and cascades in Venus Vale, the Cold Bath and seven arched Praeneste and the Watery Walk. These delighted visitors in the 18th century and continue to do so now.
  • The large walled gardens are also superb with a long double herbaceous border spilling onto the paths, a pool and, of course, a well stocked vegetable garden.
  • Further on round the corner is a rose garden and a historic dovecot which is still in use today surrounded by fruit trees.

When you visit Rousham you will find it uncommercial and unspoilt with no tea room and no shop. Bring a picnic, wear comfortable shoes and it is yours for the day.

Rousham House Garden Opening Times 2021 - see latest information by visiting website.
House - for groups by arrangement only.
No children under 15.
Partial disabled access.

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Address

  • Street: Rousham House
  • Postcode: OX25 4QX
  • City: Steeple Aston
  • County: Oxfordshire
  • Country: United Kingdom

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