Rousham, Oxfordshire

The most wonderful and unique garden awaits in Oxfordshire, as long as you are not looking for a tea room, 'visitor experience', or adventure playground! Rousham, built in 1635 by Sir Robert Dormer sits squarely within its garden and grounds, designed by William Kent (an early pioneer of 'The New English Style' of landscaping) in... Continue Reading →

Drummond Castle Gardens, Perthshire, Scotland

"The best example of formal terraced gardens in Scotland" is a somewhat lofty claim. But honestly, when I arrived at dawn on a very cold and frosty morning last week I was in total agreement as I quite literally almost wept for joy at seeing the expansive gardens and topiary laid out before me, as... Continue Reading →

Hammerwood House, West Sussex (NGS)

Searching for a garden to visit in the Sussex Weald last weekend, we noticed in the NGS yellow book (have you got your copy yet?) that Hammerwood House, near Midhurst was open.   The bucolic approach to the property took in rolling hills and tiny narrow lanes dotted with picturesque cottages. ┬áThe house lies on... Continue Reading →

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