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Buscot Park

An eighteenth century house (1780) with a twentieth century garden. The garden is a prime example of the Italian mode of the Arts and Crafts style, designed by Harold Peto in 1912. It has a canal which steps down the slope through the woods, eded by hedges, urns and statues. The kitchen garden is now planted with flowers, to a design by Peter Coats, with hornbeam tunnels.

Head Gardener's Comment

There is a new water feature called the Faux Fall by artist and sculptor David Harber, commissioned in 2007 by the present Lord Faringdon. It consists of a series of highly polished steel vertical panels in graduated form and height over which water is pumped and which when viewed from across the the opposite descending stairway to the Four Seasons Walled garden appears like a cascade.

Photograph © Oxford Botanica/Adam Hodge
Photograph © Oxford Botanica/Adam Hodge
Photograph © Oxford Botanica/Adam Hodge
Photograph © Oxford Botanica/Adam Hodge
Photograph © hchalkley

Buscot, Faringdon, Oxfordshire, England, SN7 8BU

April to September. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday including Good Friday and BH Mondays and the following weekends 2pm-6pm (Tearoom 2pm-5.30pm): 11/12, 25/26 April; 2/3, 9/10, 23/24, May; 13/14, 27/28 June; 11/12, 25/26 July; 8/9, 22/23, 29/30 August; 12/13, 26/27 Sept. Grounds only also open Monday and Tuesday.

Adult House & Grounds £7.50, Grounds only £5.00, National Trust Members Free

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