Brightwell-cum-Sotwell Gardens


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.
Features and Attractions

Garden has two patios with ornamental shrubberies on different levels.

Brightwell-cum-Sotwell Gardens- Canceled


On this day, this garden is open by arrangement, which means that you will have to contact the owner to arrange visits for groups.

Pre-booking essential, please go to our events page to book your tickets.

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How to find us

Brightwell-cum-Sotwell Gardens
OX10 0RH

2m W of Wallingford.
  • More detailed directions
    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.
Accessibility information

Partial wheelchair access as there are a few small steps and gentle slopes.

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