Ancient village with many timber-framed and thatched cottages. Three differing gardens (houses not open) from formal to semi-formal. Dobsons has C16 origins; gardens surrounded by brick and flint walls that were dated by members of the Dobson family. Pretty, old walled garden restored over last 5 yrs with yr-round interest. Three distinct areas separated by beech hedges; formal lawn with herbaceous border, orchard being regenerated with trees under-planted with daffodils; a box knot garden. The Priory, a beautiful Tudor s-facing house with small Italianate gravel garden leading to larger pretty walled garden with herbaceous plants and rose beds. A plantswoman’s garden with many interesting specimens. Rose Cottage a C19 red brick house surrounded by traditional cottage gardens. The front has a rose border and Japanese themed area, while the rear walled garden has deep herbaceous borders with views to the church next door.
Garden has two patios with ornamental shrubberies on different levels.
Sunday 20 May (1 - 5.30pm). Combined admission £5.00, children free. Home-made teas in cottage garden, 50yds away.
Refreshments in aid of Save the Children.
Partial wheelchair access as there are a few small steps and gentle slopes.
How to find us
Brightwell-cum-Sotwell Gardens, Kingston Blount, Wallingford, OX10 0RW
2m W of Wallingford. Parking in village centre or village hall. From Wallingford, 1st entry into village, through S bends, Dobsons & Priory on L. Rose Cottage close by. From Didcot, 1st entry into village, past Red Lion.