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“a small piece of heaven in our busy world”

Rousham House & Garden
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 4 July 2013

Am not into trailing round over cultivated gardens teaming with hordes of people, wailing chldren, buggies and nowhere to park. Rousham Gardens is a perfect place to escape for a day of peace and quiet in tranquil sourroundings. No dogs, no children, no shop, no cafe - take a picnic, rug and a couple of chairs to this beautiful garden largely maintained in its original layout which contributes to the timelessness of the beautiful views and ancient trees. Three magnificent cockerels greeted us surrounded by their hens searching for worms in the flower beds. Have some change available to purchase tickets at £5 per person and the place is yours to explore. We spoke to an elderly gentleman, mowing the bowling green, who had been working at Rousham House and Garden for 53 years - many more gardeners then he told us, but there is no sign of neglect. The River Cherwell meanders through the many acres and ponds are a feature of the gardens cleverly positioned to create a sense of space and beauty. Hard to leave and get back into the hurly burly of modern day life. A perfect place for recharging the batteries and unwinding. Rousham Park, as it is also known, is 12 miles north of Oxford and the nearest railway station is Heyford. We drove by car but the gardens are also reachable by bus.

4  Thank Diana H
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Reviewed 17 June 2013

Recommended following a garden visit in Burford, we arrived at Rousham not knowing what to expect. Although there was no-one in attendance representing the property we paid the £5 fee at the automated ticket machine and picked up a leaflet/plan before setting off around the house towards the gardens. The leaflet explained that the gardens were planned in the 18th century and represent the first phase in English landscape design. The gardens are very impressive, tranquil and well-maintained.

2  Thank emceeManchester
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Reviewed 9 June 2013 via mobile

My husband and I drove past and noticed Rousham House. Out of curiosity we decided to take a look and saw that the gardens were open to the public. The gardens aren't on a large scale but what's there is beautiful. But what's more striking is the tranquillity of the place. It's all very intimate and peaceful. That's probably in large part to the rule on no children under 15 or dogs! As well as the absence of any shop, cafe etc... I'd thoroughly recommend going if you fancy a breather from the kids or just a chance to unwind generally.

2  Thank Oxfordlocalgirl
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Reviewed 7 May 2013

This is a magnificent landscaped garden. Visit for £5 (buy ticket from a machine), and wander freely amidst magnificent greenery and view remarkable sculptures and follies. In addition to the parkland there are: the ancient orchard, the dovecote, the church (with magnificent yews) and the more formal parterre garden The house is not open to visitors other than by arrangement for parties. There is no shop or cafe so take your own food and picnic at your leisure anywhere you like. It is a most tranquil and relaxing garden on a hillside running down to the banks for the river Cherwell. It is relatively small (for a landscaped garden to a big house) but it is perfectly formed and well looked after. For garden lovers Rousham is a "must see"

4  Thank Chris M
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Reviewed 12 September 2016
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