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Dobsons (not open) has C16 origins; gardens are surrounded by brick and flint walls that were dated by members of the Dobson family. Pretty, old walled garden restored over last 4 yrs with yr-round interest and three distinct areas separated by beech hedges; formal lawn with herbaceous border, orchard being regenerated with trees underplanted with daffodils, and a box knot garden.

This garden opens as part of Brightwell-cum-Sotwell Gardens on Sunday 20 May.

Anne Salisbury

Mostly level with a few shallow steps.

How to find us

Dobsons, Sotwell Street, Brightwell-cum-Sotwell, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, OX10 0RH

From Wallingford, enter Brightwell-cum-Sotwell, go through S bend. Dobsons is 50yds on L. From Didcot, enter at 1st sign to Brightwell-cum-Sotwell, go through village, past the Red Lion Pub, Dobsons is on R.