We're starting to reopen some National Trust gardens and parks, as well as car parks, in line with government guidance. You will need to book your visit in advance. In Oxfordshire, this week you can book visits to Greys Court, and to nearby Basildon Park and Hughenden Manor. We'll be opening new places when we can, so check back each week. Scroll down to find out more about these places.
Wander around the back of the mansion to explore the Rose garden, and the rest of the pleasure grounds, or take a walk in the estate. There are plenty of summer flowers bursting with colour and scent for you to enjoy.
Designed in an Italianate style, the formal garden features terraces, perfect lawns, classical statuary and a parterre full of vibrant colour. The walled garden and pleasure grounds offer a more relaxed space for a gentle walk.
Oxfordshire is perfect for country walking. There are wildflower meadows on the Buscot and Coleshill estate along the river in west Oxfordshire. White Horse Hill offers incredible views over six counties and there are rolling hills for gentle walks on the Greys Court estate in Oxfordshire.
Wake up with the birds and make the most of those extra hours of morning daylight. Whether it’s learning how to identify birdsong or watching how the golden hour transforms the appearance of your street, there’s plenty of reasons to fall in love with the morning again.
There are loads of friendly National Trust supporter groups in the Thames Valley. They help support our places like Stowe, Hughenden and Greys Court by volunteering and fundraising. They also get together for fun days out, holidays and lectures.