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Rousham

July 31, 2011

I revisited Rousham this month on a week-long trip to England based in Lincolnshire and London.  This is a relatively small-scale landscape garden at 25 acres, designed by William Kent circa 1737.  There is no hint from the image below of the bowling green that ponds and rills and fountains lie beyond the thick green hedge, yet the garden unfolds as a series of rooms distributed across a steep hillside overlooking the River  Cherwell.

View from Bowling Green

House

Ha-ha

Dying Gladiator

Cold Bath

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2 Comments
  1. Warren Ashworth permalink

    How sublime to have a copy of the Dying Gladiator in one’s garden. Do we think it dates to Kent’s time or was it a later addition?

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