Waterperry Gardens

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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 home to a plant centre and garden shop, art & craft gallery, gift barn, museum and teashop. You can also visit Waterperry's Saxon Church on the estate and Waterperry House conducts tours of their stunning contemporary frescoes each Wednesday and Friday.

Lose yourself in the wonderful gardens featuring a 200 foot long herbaceous border, formal knot and rose garden, colour and contemporary borders, a waterlily canal, riverside walk and herbaceous nursery stock beds from which cuttings are taken for plants sold in the plant centre.

The Georgian Walled Garden at Waterperry has undergone a number of exciting re-developments and work is ongoing to include a viewing tower in the walled garden, which will allow visitors to peek over the walls and view the 8 acres of ornamental gardens.

Waterperry offers a full programme of year round events, including horticulturally themed weekends and a wide range of arts, crafts and gardening courses.

Fact File

Opening Times: 10am - 5.30pm April to October
10am - 5pm November to March. Closed between Christmas Day and New Year's Day
Admission Rates: Please see website -
Facilities: Garden Shop, Plant Centre, Gallery, Gift Barn, Museum, Teashop, Children's Play Area
Disabled Access: Yes - apart from the riverside walk in very wet weather
Toilets on site: Yes
Car Parking: Yes
Coach Parking: Yes
Booking Contact: Not required unless for group bookings
Booking Tel: 01844 339254
Location: Waterperry, Nr Wheatley, Oxford, OX33 1LA

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