Deans Ham

Deans Ham. Photograph by Sarah CouchAt the south of the Meadow along the Thames, this area has been part of the perimeter walk with regularly planted trees since at least the sixteenth century. It affords views across the Meadow to Oxford and across the river Thames. 

This popular area for walking and picnics has been more densely planted with trees from the nineteenth century and many exotic species have been tried here of which most have sadly failed although there are specimens of further varieties of disease resistant elms, Tulip Trees, Southern Beech and Chestnut Leaved Oak.

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Photographs, above and right, courtesy of Sarah Couch.