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Ashbrook House

Blewbury

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.
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    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.

Ashbrook House- 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.

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  • Regular opening
  • Open by arrangement only
  • Cancelled opening
Owner Information

Mr & Mrs S A Barrett
01235 850810
janembarrett@me.com

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How to find us

Ashbrook House
Blewbury
Oxfordshire
OX11 9QA

4m SE of Didcot.
  • More detailed directions
    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.

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