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Waterperry Gardens

Wheatley

Waterperry gardens are extensive, well-maintained and full of interesting plants. From The Virgin's Walk with its shade-loving plants to the long classical herbaceous border, brilliantly colourful from late May until Oct. The Mary Rose Garden illustrates modern and older roses, and the formal garden is neatly designed and colourful with a small knot garden, herb border and wisteria tunnel.
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    Seven miles from the heart of historic Oxford lies Waterperry Gardens – 8 acres of beautiful ornamental gardens with a fascinating history. Established as a School of Horticulture for Ladies by Beatrix Havergal in 1932, it is now also home to a plant centre, garden shop, arts & crafts gallery, gift barn, museum and teashop. The gardens are extensive, well-maintained and full of interesting plants. Much has been redesigned and replanted in recent years, with some fine formal features and pleasing plant combinations. The Virgin's Walk is a good place to study shade-loving plants, but the main feature of this area is a long classical herbaceous border brilliantly colourful from late May until October. The Mary Rose Garden, enclosed by yew hedges, illustrates both modern and older roses, and the formal garden is particularly neatly designed and colourful, with a small knot garden, herb border and wisteria tunnel. Nearby are some interesting ways of training apples and roses, but the main part of the garden is the extensive shrub borders, alpine beds and flower borders.

    Waterperry Gardens hold year-round horticulturally themed weekends and talks by garden experts as well as outdoor theatre, concerts and fun things for the children to do in the holidays.

    It is a highly regarded centre for horticultural education and alongside RHS and RBGE certificates, you will find a wide range of arts and crafts courses on offer throughout the year.

    Don’t go home without a bottle of award-winning apple juice. Made on-site with apples handpicked from the 5 acre orchards and pressed using time honoured methods.

Features and Attractions

Newly redesigned walled garden, river walk, statues and pear orchard.

For other opening times and information, please phone, email or visit garden website.

Waterperry Gardens- Canceled

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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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Owner Information

School of Economic Science
01844 339226
office@waterperrygardens.co.uk
http://www.waterperrygardens.co.uk

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How to find us

Waterperry Gardens
Waterperry
Wheatley
Oxfordshire
OX33 1JZ

7½m from Oxford city centre. From E M40 J8, from N M40 J8a.
Accessibility information

Riverside walk may be inaccessible to wheelchair users if very wet.

More about Waterperry Gardens

Seven miles from the heart of historic Oxford lies Waterperry Gardens – 8 acres of beautiful ornamental gardens with a fascinating history. Established as a School of Horticulture for Ladies by Beatrix Havergal in 1932, it is now also home to a plant centre, garden shop, arts & crafts gallery, gift barn, museum and teashop. The gardens are extensive, well-maintained and full of interesting plants. Much has been redesigned and replanted in recent years, with some fine formal features and pleasing plant combinations. The Virgin's Walk is a good place to study shade-loving plants, but the main feature of this area is a long classical herbaceous border brilliantly colourful from late May until October. The Mary Rose Garden, enclosed by yew hedges, illustrates both modern and older roses, and the formal garden is particularly neatly designed and colourful, with a small knot garden, herb border and wisteria tunnel. Nearby are some interesting ways of training apples and roses, but the main part of the garden is the extensive shrub borders, alpine beds and flower borders.

Waterperry Gardens hold year-round horticulturally themed weekends and talks by garden experts as well as outdoor theatre, concerts and fun things for the children to do in the holidays.

It is a highly regarded centre for horticultural education and alongside RHS and RBGE certificates, you will find a wide range of arts and crafts courses on offer throughout the year.

Don’t go home without a bottle of award-winning apple juice. Made on-site with apples handpicked from the 5 acre orchards and pressed using time honoured methods.

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