About Wychwood Wild Garden
Wychwood Wild Garden is a beautiful woodland and garden, close to the centre of Shipton-under-Wychwood.
Wychwood Wild Garden covers 12.5 acres of avenues, woods and ponds, much of which was laid out in the 1860s, and provides a haven for wildlife including many breeds of ducks and birds. It is owned and managed by the local community and offered as a place of peace and tranquillity to local residents, guests and visitors to the area.
Entering the Wild Garden through the wrought iron gates, restored in 2010, you see the Lime Avenue stretching ahead of you. A hundred Limes, some over 250 years old, grace the entrance to a magical place.
At the end of the avenue is the Round Pond – actually elliptical, you have to stand on the bridge to see it Round!
A view of the magnificent Cedar of Lebanon, possibly over 300 years old takes your breath away. Above the Round Pond is what was originally the fish pond for Shipton Court, now home to ducks and moorhens and shrouded by willows.
Turning down stream are the canals, leading over three waterfalls and eventually flowing on down to the Evenlode.
Woodland areas are left relatively untouched to allow nature to manage the environment.
The Wild Garden provides something for everyone.
All this owned by a local charity, supported by volunteers and open all the year around – please respect it and help us keep this as a legacy for future generations.
The garden is open at all times to visitors and dogs are welcome on a lead.
The main entrance is on the A361 opposite Shipton Court, however there is no parking here. Alternatively, park in Dog Kennel Lane, walk down the lane a short distance and use the rear gate to access the Garden.