Front, side and rear garden of a thatched cottage (not open). Front is partly gravelled and side courtyard has many pots. Rear garden overlooks meadows, with old apple trees underplanted with ferns, wildlife pond, unusual plants, many with black or bronze foliage, planted in drifts and repeated throughout the garden. Planting has mild Japanese influence; rounded, clipped shapes interspersed with verticals.
Snowdrops in February. There are two pubs in the village serving food; The Bear & Ragged Staff and The Vine.
Sunday 11 February (2 - 5pm). Admission £3.00, children free.
This garden also opens as part of Cumnor Village Gardens on Sunday 10 June.
Dr Dianne & Prof Keith Gull
Gravel drive to access garden.
How to find us
Stonehaven, 6 High Street, Cumnor, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX2 9PE
4m from central Oxford. Exit to Cumnor from the A420. In centre of village opp PO. Parking at back of PO.
More about Stonehaven
Front, side and rear garden of a thatched cottage. Front is partiy gravelled (Irises and Restio) and side courtyard has a display of Hostas in pots and fig trees. Rear garden has a lawn with surrounding borders and overlooks meadows. Unusual plants, many with black or bronze foliage, are planted in drifts, repeated throughout the garden. Old apple trees are underplanted with ferns and a variety of Heuchara. A wildlife pond. Planting has mild Japanese influence; rounded, clipped shapes interspersed with verticals.
In February snowdrops, Iris reticulata contrast with the clipped shapes and black foliage.