TLA Visit the Gardens of Oxfordshire

TLA VISIT THE GARDENS OF OXFORDSHIRE

This year our practice development excursion included gardens in Oxfordshire.

These included the gardens at Rousham House designed by William Kent, one of the originators of the English landscape garden and the start of Landscape Architecture. This was followed by visiting the Oxford Botanic Gardens to view the climate change meadow by Professor James Hitchmough, a sustainably managed series of plant communities taking inspiration from three biogeographic plant communities; North American Prairie, South African Drakensberg grassland, and Eurasian Steppe. Lastly we went to Buscot Park, extensive pleasure gardens that surround the late eighteenth-century house.