Steeple Aston, Bicester, Oxfordshire, England, OX25 4QU
All year. Daily. Open 10am to 6pm (last admission at 4.30 pm or dusk if earlier). Rousham House is only open by prior arrangement - please visit Rousham's web site (www.rousham.org) for information on how to book a tour of the house.
over 2 years by Anne 5 / 5We fell in love with this wonderful garden, it is the most beautiful and tranquil garden we have ever seen. We arrived at 10am and had the garden to ourselves for the first 2 hours. There is most wonderful array of plants and the display of roses took out breath away. We meandered around the landscape garden and down to the river and every turn we took brought another lovely surprise. I cannot put into words the joy we felt in this special place. We will be returning for more of this garden at a different time of year to experience the changing seasons and what they have to offer. If you love gardens and nature you will love this place called Rousham Gardens.
over 3 years by Gary Webb 4 / 5I enjoyed a September Saturday visit in warm sunshine. The garden was peaceful, only after midday did any number of other visitors arrive with colourful picnics to adorn the lawns around the ponds.
almost 5 years by Selina Botham - Garden designer 4 / 5You feel a bit like you are sneaking a peak at a private garden when you visit Rousham and this adds somehow to the treat... I think this is mainly because there is no one to welcome you and take your money instead there is a ticket machine. You just follow the signs and turn the corner...
over 5 years by Richard 5 / 5beautiful gardens
over 5 years by Tom 5 / 5Could you clarify re pronunuciation. I read that: "Rousham" is stressed on the former half ("ROUsh'm"), and pronounced as in "row", meaning uproar ("Last night there was an awful row upstairs")
over 5 years by Robert Holden 5 / 5Rousham (pronounced Rowsh-ham according to the family) is interesting as a small formal landscape garden (very un Augustus-like by the way, it is friendly, and intimate in design terms not at all imperial) with avenues and straight lines interleaved with winding paths. It is arranged for views to the surrounding countryside: in Chinese terms it "borrows' the landscape.
over 5 years by Fiona Smith 5 / 5Having visited Rousham yesterday, we were not disappointed. It is such a delighful, tranquil, reflective experience. Go for the day, take a picnic and book and enjoy the peace!
over 5 years by John Dixon Hunt 5 / 5Rousham is 'the jewel of the English landscape movement' (Garden and Grove, p 165)
over 6 years by Charlotte 5 / 5This is an exceptionally beautiful garden - so peaceful and so uncrowded! It was featured on Monty Don's programme and I had wanted to visit for many months before I finally got there. It really did live up to my expectations.
about 7 years by Anonymous 4 / 5Unspolit and peaceful! Fanastic for photography!
over 7 years by Jane Markham 5 / 5What a joy to visit a wonderful garden unspoilt by signs warning of 'deep water' or telling you to 'keep off the grass'. The gardens are beautifully maintained so that the vistas that William Kent designed still work beautifully. You wouldn't be surprised to see ladies and gentlemen in 18th century costumes wandering across the lawns or dallying in Praeneste temple! Fabulous.
about 8 years by Adam Hodge 4 / 5Once you are beyond the lawn and have entered the green glades a peaceful and yet hugely romantic aura pervades . A place to stroll hand in hand with your nearest and dearest. The walled garden is delightful in its slightly rickety sort of way ..half the formal beds are slightly wonky and yet lovely..lots of flowers always brighten the beds
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