Of course it wasn't a discovery, there's a perfectly good handbook, I just hadn't consulted it.
The 2pm opening of the grounds gave us time to have lunch in the nearby 'Trout Inn' on the way to Lechlade, well worth a visit, particularly next weekend, the 21st/22nd of July when there's the 'River Folk Festival 2012' from 12noon till 11pm on Saturday and 12noon till 6pm on Sunday. Free entrance.
I have a water damaged leaflet advertising it:
The gardens at Buscot Park are fabulous and we weren't disappointed in the end that we had the afternoon to enjoy them, and didn't get carried away with Burne-Jones indoors. Here's a sample of what we saw:
Lastly, but by no means least, the gardens are marvellous, above here's a long border looking exactly like a long border should do. There's also a Four Seasons Walled Garden and much more.
More information on the website: