Friday, 5 June 2015

Buscot Park

Buscot Park is near Faringdon in Oxfordshire and was built between 1780 & 1783 in a neoclassic stile for Edward Loveden Townsend and went through a few owners till it was bought by Alexander Henderson who became Baron Faringdon.  The house was bequeathed to the National Trust though the present Lord Farindon  lives and manages the place now. The house and gardens are open to the public during the summer. My wife & I went along for a look one Saturday

The old stable block is the entrance

and you go through this walled garden area

with blossom showing
 and statues in the corner

Through arched walkways

past ornamental ponds 

that lead you eye up water gardens

climb steps between hedges

which seem to go on forever when you look back

you even walk past the  Terracotta Soldiers

these are life sized figures 
This is the first view you get of the house as you come up from the carpark

over to the left you can see this  Geddes Hyslop Pavilion  you can see a second over to the right in the first photo

The view you get from the front of the house
 and one of the statues there

looking up at the architecture and work on the front of the house
You see this fellow and his mate at the steps leading to the entrance which is  as near as I got to taking photos inside. Unfortunately they do not allow photography in the building something the Oaf behind me could not comprehend when his wife told him, mind you he probably could not read either. What made me smile was he said he had been here before so obviously had a short memory Needless to say my wife & I distanced ourselves from him so we could enjoy our visit

There were some wonderful tree  lined avenues to see and walk along which were paved
 or grassed

This is one of the pavilions which were added

what you don't see is the swimming pool on the other side of the arch
 This avenue leads to an Obelisk

This one takes you down to the water gardens

where you walk alongside the water flowing down to the lake
 The start is this small fountain

you pass mos covered statues

who watch you go by

moss covered seats you can rest in

and the odd avenue
the water flows out here.

 Thi sis what it looks like th eother way
 Another urn and avenue


gates with Sphinx 

a large obelisk 
 A guardian

who faces his mate
 Trees in flower
 Wishing wells

Back up these steps 

along the back of the house

passing this fountain
Hope you enjoyed the tour
For more information see the National Trust Website


  1. The gardens are beautiful! I like the water elements and the statues.

  2. A fabulous walk with you through the grounds. Those moss covered statues looked great.

  3. This place looks like its been diligently maintained for years with its lush green grass and carefully trimmed hedges. I imagine many wildlife sustain themselves in the green thickets of this natural homeland.