ROUSHAM HOUSE & GARDENs
Rousham is completely unspoilt and uncommercialised – no tea room and no shop – just glorious gardens to explore at your leisure. Bring a picnic and comfortable shoes and it is yours for the day. Don’t miss the walled garden with its herbaceous borders, small parterre, pigeon house and espaliers.
One of England’s most important gardens, Rousham represents the first phase of English landscape design and remains 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.
A favourite of many great garden designers, in his ‘Around the World in Eighty gardens” Monty Don says “Kent is the great genius of eighteenth-century garden design and Rousham is his masterpiece, one of the greatest gardens in the world”
Rousham Gardens are open every day of the year from 10 am. Last admission is at 4.30 pm and the gardens close at dusk. Tickets for the garden are £8 per person and can be purchased on arrival.
Dogs are not allowed in the gardens. No children under 15 are allowed in the gardens without prior permission.
Rousham House is only open by prior arrangement. The cost is £15 per person, with a minimum fee of £150. Please contact Charles Cottrell-Dormer to book a tour.