Celebrating the British Countryside: From the Archives of Country Life
Delve into the heart of country living as we journey through the enchanting landscapes, magnificent houses, and breathtaking gardens that epitomize romantic Britain. From the quaint and charming villages with flower filled hedgerows in the Cotswold, to the panoramic views across the Yorkshire dales; from the grand English country houses, to the heather filled Scottish Highlands; each landscape demonstrates the beauty and romance of English countryside living that has captivated Royal Oak members and Anglophiles. For over 125 years Country Life magazine has been renowned for its unparalleled access to castles, palaces, private estates, and the incredible gardens that dot the British countryside.
John Goodall, Architectural Editor of Country Life for 16 years, will offer an intimate glimpse into the soul-stirring beauty of the English countryside as captured by the lens of Country Life, and immortalized in his latest book published by Rizzoli in 2023. Mr. Goodall will illustrate British houses and gardens, revealing their architectural splendors, and also show the change of seasons across Britain’s landscapes. Join us for a stunning visual tour of the dramatic scenery as well as the quiet, private country corners of Great Britain.