SUMMER OUTINGS 2022


Rousham Hall Gardens

Sunday 26th June, 12 noon picnic and/or 2pm gardens tour,
with Charles Boot of the Bucks Gardens Trust.
 
BAS outingAn outing to the splendid 18th century landscape gardens at Rousham Park which represent the first phase of English landscape design and remain almost as its designer William Kent left it.  Many of the features that delighted its 18th century visitors are still there for 21st century visitors to enjoy, such as the ponds and cascades in Venus’s Vale, the seven arched Praeneste, Townsend’s Building, the Temple of the Mill, and, on the skyline, a sham ruin known as the ‘Eyecatcher’?
The house, built in 1635 by Sir Robert Dormer, is still in the ownership of the same family. 
We will meet at the car park (OX25 4QX) at 12 noon for a picnic in the Praeneste.
Please bring your own picnic and drinks as there are toilets but no catering on site.
Tickets for the gardens can be bought at the ticket machine at the entrance, £8 cash or card. 
The house is not open.
We shall gather in the car park at 2pm for the garden tour with Charles Boot.  Please note that the ticket machine can be slow.

Register for the event and if you need a lift do let us know bucksas@discoverbucksmuseum.org and we will try to link people. Public transport is almost non-existent in this secluded spot. Donations especially welcome to cover our speaker’s costs. 

 

Register for this excursion Here.


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