Saturday, 2 April 2016

Buscot

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Buscot in 1938 - Eric Revilious (1903-1942)
Should you ever find yourself travelling across the southern Cotwold borders with Oxfordshire then Buscot is a 'must' visit. A wonderful parkland filled with vistas, a beautiful walled garden in which to wander, and a stunning water garden designed by the reknowned Harold Peto, and lastly a Palladian style house filled with exquisite treasures from The Faringdon Collection 
On this visit we walked through flower strewn parklands









enjoyed pathways and vistas





peeped in at the walled garden


bypassed the house filled with treasures
and wandered down 

to the water garden


which we enjoyed all by ourselves





(Primrose is derived from the Latin primus meaning first)
but you dear friends are welcome

 to join us 

and share Harold's 

lovely water gardens
before anyone else arrives!

50 comments:

  1. Beautiful park, a joy to walk through with your photo's.

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    1. We never tire of visiting this garden

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  2. That is so lovely, Rosemary - thank you for those phantastic photos! I've never been at Buscot park - such lovely vistas. (At the moment I write about "Rosemary&Thyme" and see lots of beautiful gardens there - but this one could make a good 'background', if they ever plan a 4th series)

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    1. As far as I know no TV programmes or films have been made at Buscot - it is still the home of Lord Faringdon

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  3. What a splendid place. You seem to have had good weather too. It's a bit far for a day trip for us but I really must go to RHS Wisley, which it rather reminds me of, somehow.

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    1. We were there a couple of days ago, and it was a lovely day.

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  4. Such a delight to be there without the crowds. It is breathtaking .

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    1. We know where the water gardens are located so went straight to them. It is difficult to get good pictures when others are wandering up and down the water rills.

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  5. Beautiful sight lines! And love that water fountain!

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  6. I interrupted my reading of this post to do two things - to follow the link to your 2013 post, and to look into buying a membership in the National Trust. I will not go to England without one. Buscot is so beautiful and you were fortunate to be there when you could have it all to yourself.
    A friend and I are planning a walking holiday for 2017. She is very much stuck on Italy and I am firmly for England......we'll see what she says when I send her your posts.

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    1. Yes, you can purchase special oversees membership which soon pays for itself. You would probably need only to visit three properties to cover the intial cost.
      We know how to reach the water garden ahead of the crowds, and most people head for the house first anyway.
      Why not come to a compromise with your friend and do both.

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  7. Oh, the beauty of an English Springtime! Lovely photos and I remembered some from your earlier post. Love the clipped hedges and beautiful vistas.
    What an amazing collection of paintings. It will take a while to go through those, which I will do later.

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    1. I am pleased that you recall my other visit during the summer months Betty - the paintings are wonderful, and Lord Faringdon is always adding to the collection with comtemporary artists too.

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  8. Hello Rosemary, It is always nice when you visit a tourist attraction and still manage to avoid the crowds. Thank you for sharing this privilege with us. I think my favorite photo here is the sixth one down, with the alley of trees leading to the water.
    --Jim

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    1. Buscot never fails to please Jim whether it is spring, summer or the autumn. I must look back now and see which is your favourite photo.

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  9. We were there last August, beautiful gardens and vistas. I'm particularly fond of walled gardens. Didn't visit the house, just the gardens.

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    1. Next time you must visit the house the inside is absolutely lovely, and very homely as Lord Faringdon and his family still live there.

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  10. This is what I love about out of season visiting. A good reminder to get out and about between now and the summer school holidays!

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    1. I think that as long as the sunshines out of season is best too Jessica

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  11. The spring flowers look beautiful and I love the water gardens with the light on the water and reflections. I would enjoy wandering through those while it was so quiet.

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  12. Hello Rosemary,

    Buscot looks beautiful and the gardeners have been busy and all looks in pristine condition. The water gardens are spectacular.
    Helen xx

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    1. Everything at Buscot is always beautiful maintained and cherished Helen - it is lovely.

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  13. What a wonderful place! Thank you for sharing!

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    1. I am so pleased that you enjoyed seeing it Teresa Maria - thank you

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  14. Beautiful but so tidy and precise. The English gardens that are more carefree are my favorites. But there is a sense of serenity in all that order. :o) Maybe that's the point...

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    1. The walled garden is the area that you would probably prefer with its blousey borders and riot of colour, but last week was too early in the season for them.

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  15. Seriously, every place you show is a jewel of glory and spectre to behold. I loved reading about the incredible Buscot Park and to this that man was simply the nephew to inherit it all. Such a beautiful and well kept place. I want to go have tea there at least! How lovely, Rosemary, that you got to walk through the grounds with hardly anyone around. how serene! Every photo is breathtaking. What a lovely post!

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    1. It is an interesting story how Lord Faringdon left the property to his nephew the now current Lord Faringdon.
      Well, we haven't had tea there but on our last visit Lord Faringdon, a very genial character, served us a delicious ice-cream cone - does that count?

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  16. Certainly beautiful gardens.
    I do believe that Buscot Park once belonged to an Australian!

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    1. Well I didn't realise that Margaret, but you are correct.

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  17. Stunning photos of a stunning garden..but don't you wish you went into the house and looked at treasures too?

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    1. We were pushed for time, but have been into the house previously on several occasions.

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  18. A splendid formal garden filled with spring, a glorious sight of flowers, would love to see the summer version too !

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    1. You can visit summer Jane if you click onto Buscot in the first paragraph.

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  19. Just beautiful Rosemary. Your so lucky to have so many castles, country houses and gardens to visit. Heaven to me!

    Have a good week!

    Madelief x

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    1. You would love it Madelief - you must try and visit Buscot when you are over at sometime

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  20. As always you take us to the most beautiful places and treasures and it's pure magic to walk around this site with you and your camera. Amazing pictures Rosemary and now I've another little gem to write down on my list for our next vist to the UK. :)

    Take care my dear!

    Charlie
    xx

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    1. I love this place Charlie - it has so many different but beautiful areas to visit and see.
      Thank you for visiting♡

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  21. Thanks for my 'little bit of England' today

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  22. Looks lovely - have never been there. Yet another place to add to my list...

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    1. It is one of our favourite NT properties and garden.

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  23. How beautiful. Just a bit too far for a day out trip for us though.

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    1. You may pass through that area one day.

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  24. It was wonderful to join you in this wonderful garden. It's amazing that there was no one else enjoying it's delights. Sarah x

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    1. There were Sarah - but we made a bee line for the water garden whilst others were going into the house and the walled garden

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  25. I'm so inspired by what I see Rosemary.What a stunning place it is!Your photos are breathtaking, litterally!I'm collecting a list of places to visit the next trip to England!
    Olympia

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    1. Dear Olympia - this is a garden and house that I would encourage anyone travelling in the area to visit.

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