External and campaign events


Visit to the private park and gardens surrounding Faringdon House SN7 8AE

10.45 assemble, 11-1pm. Led by Sarah Couch, Historic Landscape Consultant. We shall see evidence of the early origins of the site, overlain with landscape features from the 18th to 20th centuries including those from the time of Lord Berners and ‘Mad-Boy’ Robert Herber-Percy. No photography. Priority booking to OGT members (£10); £15...


AGM and Visit to Ham Court, Bampton, Oxfordshire, OX18 2HG

11am to 2pm. Talk and tour of the site with Matthew Rice, author and artist. Ham Court was once the gate house of a major 14th-century castle. Emma Bridgewater and Matthew Rice have transformed the site, re-instating the moat, creating a productive kitchen garden and woodland walk. £15 members, £20 guests inc lunch. AGM 10-11am (members...


Oxfordshire GT Lecture: The Revd Thomas Birch Freeman: Victorian Botanist and Plantsman

Advolly Richmond speaks about Freeman’s horticultural legacy. A trained botanist & head gardener at Orwell Park, he travelled to the Gold Coast and became part of the network of correspondents and plant collectors relied upon by the Royal Botanic Gardens. Kellogg College, 60-62 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6PN; 6.30 for 7pm. £5; £8 non-members