Buscot Park - a house and garden filled with surprises- home to Harold Peto's best British water garden
|Buscot Park is home to Harold Peto's water garden, added at the turn of the 20th century|
Buscot Park has some unusual surprises in store for the visitor, including one of the finest water gardens in Britain, created by Harold Peto when the first Lord Faringdon acquired the property. The house is still administered by the Faringdon family on behalf of the National Trust and houses one of the most impressive private art collections in England. But it's the 62 acres of parkland and pleasure gardens that will interest garden lovers because this is a real hidden gem in Oxfordshire.
|Ponds and pools draw you down through Peto's water garden to the lake at Buscot Park|
|The neo-Classical mansion at Buscot Park is still home to the Faringdon family|
|The former kitchen garden at Buscot Park has been transformed into an ornamental garden|
|Replica Chinese terracotta warriors in the grounds at Buscot Park|
Although Buscot Park is in Oxfordshire, it's geographically really close to neighbouring Gloucestershire. Other notable gardens in the area include Rodmarton Manor - one of the finest Arts & Crafts gardens in the country - and for William Morris fans - Kelmscott Manor, which is literally just down the road, is a must see.