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Gardens

The magnificent 18C gardens of Rousham House, designed by William Kent and virtually unaltered since

Gardens

The Oxfordshire Cotswolds has some of the most beautiful gardens in the country: Blenheim Palace has 100 acres of formal gardens; Kelmscott Manor with its meadow and small formal garden was an inspiration to William Morris; Chastleton House has Jacobean topiary and a herbaceous border planted to Gertrude Jekyll’s ‘JMW Turner’ colour scheme; at Rousham the garden really takes centre stage - it remains almost as its designer, William Kent (1685-1748), left it – one of the few gardens of this date to have escaped alteration; Batsford Arboretum has one of the largest private collections of trees and shrubs in the country.

There are also a number of annual open gardens and flower shows each year, including the Blenheim Palace Flower Show.

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All Saints Church in Shorthampton - photo courtesy of Oxfordshire Churches

Shorthampton - All Saints Church

The hamlet of Shorthampton consists of little more than a farm and the church. The church has an unusual, boxlike appearance: no tower or spire,...

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  1. Cotswold Wildlife Park rhinos

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    Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens

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    Animal Collection / Zoo

    Burford

    One of Oxfordshire’s top venues and one of the most beautiful wildlife attractions in the country. It is a superb mix of animals, landscaped parkland and gardens appealing to all ages. Many of the animals are rare and endangered, visitors can walk through the Madagascar enclosure with free-roaming...

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    Guide Price from £10.00 to £15.00 Per Ticket
  2. Chastleton House

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    Chastleton House

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    Historic House / Palace

    Chastleton

    A rare gem of a Jacobean country house, Chastleton House was built between 1607 and 1612 by a prosperous wool merchant as an impressive statement of wealth and power. Owned by the same increasingly impoverished family until 1991, the house remained essentially unchanged for nearly 400 years as the...

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    Guide Price from £2.00 to £24.00 Per Ticket
  3. The Gardens of Rousham House - © Harpur Gardens

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    Rousham

    Type

    Garden

    Tackley

    Rousham and its landscape garden should be a place of pilgrimage for students of the work of William Kent (1685–1748). Rousham represents the first phase of English landscape design and remains almost as Kent left it, one of the few gardens of this date to have escaped alteration, with many...

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    Guide Price £6.00 Per Ticket
  4. Kelmscott Manor

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    Kelmscott Manor

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    Historic House / Palace

    Kelmscott

    The summer home of William Morris, Kelmscott Manor is a Grade I listed farmhouse, built around 1600 adjacent to the River Thames.

    William Morris chose it as his summer home, signing a joint lease with the Pre-Raphaelite painter Dante Gabriel Rossetti in the summer of 1871. Morris loved the...

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    Guide Price from £3.50 to £26.00 Per Ticket
  5. Blenheim Palace Flower Show 2018

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    Blenheim Palace Flower Show 2018

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    Festival

    Woodstock

    Floral delights return for the Blenheim Palace Flower Show, 22 June – 24 June, 2018. Discover over 300 exhibitors located around a Grand Floral Pavilion, which is situated on the South Lawn of the Oxfordshire World Heritage Site, the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. The pavilion itself will...

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    Blenheim Palace, West Oxfordshire

    Dates

    From:
    22 Jun 2018 To 24 Jun 2018
  6. An aerial view across the South Lawn towards Blenheim Palace with the Great Lake behind

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    Blenheim Palace

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    Historic House / Palace

    Woodstock

    Set in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds, Blenheim Palace is considered to be one of the finest baroque houses in the country. It was a gift from Queen Anne and a grateful nation to John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, in recognition of his famous victory over the French at the Battle of Blenheim in...

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    Guide Price from £7.40 to £62.50 Per Ticket
  7. Japanese Cherry Blossom at Batsford Arboretum

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    Batsford Arboretum & Garden Centre

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    Parkland / Woodland Garden

    Moreton In Marsh

    Batsford Arboretum is home to one of the country’s largest private tree collections. Enjoy early colour from snowdrops, spring-flowering bulbs and Japanese flowering cherries; escape the heat under the tree canopy in summer and prepare to be amazed by the outstanding autumn colour! You’ll find 56...

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    Guide Price from £3.50 to £19.95 Per Ticket