Just a stone’s throw from Oxford nestles Waterperry Gardens, a magical place where you are surrounded by beautiful trees, shrubs and flowers, classical borders, modern planting, secret corners and long vistas.
Made famous by Beatrix Havergal who established her School of Horticulture for Ladies here from 1932 to 1971, it’s now home to 8 acres of beautifully landscaped ornamental gardens.
At Waterperry Gardens you’ll find a Formal Garden, the Mary Rose Garden, a Waterlily Canal and the Long Colour Border, and a recently planted small arboretum in the meadow area beyond the canal. There's also a quality plant centre and garden shop, gallery and gift shop, museum and tea shop.
Waterperry Gardens is open all year round (except between Christmas and New Year’s Day), 10.00am to 5.30pm between 01 April and 31 October 31, and 10.00am to 5.00pm in the winter.
There is a charge to look around the gardens, but access to the rest of the estate is free.
Good to know
Dogs are allowed on a short lead around the estate and garden centre but are NOT within the paid entrance ornamental gardens. For more information about Waterperry and prices for visiting the gardens, please visit the Waterperry Gardens website.
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