Thursday, November 04, 2010

Harcourt Arboretum

I know I know that the Harcourt Arboretum is just outside my guild for the photo's of this blog, but I am going to make an exception for this photo, as it is an extension of Oxford Universities Botanic Gardens just off the High Street.
Harcourt Arboretum is about 150 acres of former garden that was once part of Nuneham House, which has a connection to William Harcourt who passed his estate to the Archbishop Harcourt of York, in the 1800's.
This Arboretum is part of Oxford Universities Botanic Garden, and can be visited for free throughout the year, I have not been to the arboretum for a couple of years now, and I think I should spend an afternoon there shortly, this photo was taken as a quick stop while driving back to Oxford this morning.

5 comments:

Randy said...

So glad you posted this. Nice photo. I can only imagine how beautiful the interior is.

Jack said...

Nice photo. I'm with Randy. Would be good to peek over that wall.

Petrea said...

I visited there when I was at Oxford in 1999. It's fun for me when you post spots I recognize.

Jeff said...

It's not free, but I get in free on my university card. I was there this week and there were flowers on the tops of the rhododendrons!

Annie (Lady M) x said...

I think that the actual arboretum is a lot grander than it looks in the picture - fabulous place!