Headington Gardens

Situated above Oxford, Headington is an old village with high stone walls, narrow lanes and a Norman church. The 7 gardens offer wide variety. 40 Osler Road is a well-established garden with an Italian theme brimming with exotic planting. White Lodge provides a large park-like setting for a Regency property. The Coach House combines a formal setting with hedges, lawn and flowers and a courtyard with a water garden. 9 Stoke place has a traditional lawn and mixed border on one side and a formal garden on the other. The walled vegetable garden in the grounds of Ruskin College incorporates a Grade II listed Crinkle Crankle Wall with trained fruit trees. Two gardens are new this year. Monckton Cottage is a walled, woodland garden with a meadow area, intriguing topiary, and unusual plants. 10 Kennett Road is a well-planned small garden with lawns surrounded by borders, a pond and fernery, and a greenhouse.

Sunday 21 May (2 - 6pm). Combined admission £5.00, children free. Home-made teas in the cafe at Ruskin College, next door to the vegetable garden.

The gardens in this group are:
The Coach House
10 Kennett Road
Monckton Cottage
40 Osler Road
Ruskin College
7 St Andrews Road
9 Stoke Place
White Lodge


Partial wheelchair access to most gardens due to gravel paths and steps.

How to find us

Headington Gardens, Old Headington, Oxfordshire, OX3 9BT

2m E from centre of Oxford. After T-lights in the centre of Headington heading towards Oxford take the 2nd turn on R into Osler Rd. Gardens at end of road in Old Headington, and across the London Rd in Kennett Rd.

More about Headington Gardens

Situated above Oxford, Headington is an old village with mature trees, high stone walls, narrow lanes and a Norman church. The 7 gardens offer wide variety. 40 Osler Road is a well-established garden with an Italian theme brimming with exotic planting. White Lodge provides a large park-like setting for a Regency property. The Coach House combines a formal setting with hedges, lawn and flowers and a sunny courtyard on 2 levels with a water garden. 9 Stoke Place has lawns wrapping round the south and west sides of the house, with a herbaceous border and trees and shrubs; on the other side of the house is a more formal garden, with paths and a pond, gravelled beds planted with phormiums and yuccas, a hosta bed, and a topiary area. The walled vegetable garden in the grounds of Ruskin College incorporates a Grade II listed Crinkle Crankle Wall designed to maximise the sunshine available to trained fruit trees, communal areas planted with different vegetables and fruit, a herb garden and a series of individual vegetable plots. Teas will be available at the nearby cafe in Ruskin College. 10 Kennett Road is a small suburban garden (approx 20ft x 80ft) planted for year round interest, with lawns providing a focus for the surrounding deep borders. There is also a pond and fernery, and a greenhouse with succulents, cacti, tender perennials, and auriculas. Monckton Cottage is a walled, long-established woodland garden managed with minimal input and no chemicals. It combines a meadow area, intriguing topiary, and unusual plants in a peaceful atmosphere.