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Ashbrook House

The garden where Kenneth Grahame read Wind in the Willows to local children and where he took inspiration for his description of the oak doors to Badger's House. Come and see, you may catch a glimpse of Toad and friends in this 3½ acre chalk and water garden, in a beautiful spring line village. In spring the banks are a mass of daffodils and in late summer the borders are full of unusual plants.

Sunday 8 April, Sunday 9 September (2 - 5.30pm). Admission £4.00, children free. Light refreshments.

Visitors also welcome by arrangement April to September. Admission £4.00, children free. Light refreshments.

Mr & Mrs S A Barrett
01235 850810

How to find us

Ashbrook House, Blewbury, Oxfordshire, OX11 9QA

4m SE of Didcot. Turn off A417 in Blewbury into Westbrook St. 1st house on R. Follow yellow signs for parking in Boham's Rd.

More about Ashbrook House

This garden has evolved over 30yrs under the present ownership and includes many interesting features including a bog garden, fruit orchard, herbaceous borders and a large glass house and vegetable plot. The stream arises in the garden and a small lake stocked with trout, ducks and moorhens completes the scene. In the last few years there have been exciting changes to the landscape as a new dwelling was constructed into the hill in the northeast corner and the site of a saxon dwelling was discovered.