The Rousham garden is the work of William Kent. One of the things famous about Rousham is a letter written by a gardener by the name of Clary who worked with Kent and later wrote to the newest Rousham owner. The letter is a written guided tour describing the beautiful grounds to the absent owner, in hopes that he would appreciate the beauty and be tempted to visit.
Our tour of Rousham was led by my Oxford tutor, Richard Bisgrove. He read bits and pieces from Clary's letter as we roamed the grounds and now I am realizing I need to get a copy of that letter.
A pretty garden rill winding through the grounds
Another refreshing water feature
A peek at the big house
Killer combo of mottled walls, cascading roses, purple and white lupine, chartreuse leaves.
(Never peek or breathe inside an active dovecote)
This little tour was just what I needed today