The head gardener of Buscot Park, Peter Auger, leads a crack team of four, for more than four miles, in the Pleasure Grounds. Auger is said to demonstrate artistry in combining foliage and flowers within his career.
One pristine example of Auger’s work is The Four Seasons Walled Garden, a half-hectare masterpiece of mixed planting. Although similar in some ways to other great Gardens, Buscot Park maintains that their roses are kept on track by being pruned hard every year to control their size.
The Walled Garden is still family-owned, but Lord and Lady Faringdon open it to National Trust visitors. Ultimately the success of the garden is down to a skilled team of gardeners, and it really shows that a public garden can be created with panache and personality.