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’s now home to a plant centre and garden shop, gallery, gift barn, museum and teashop.
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 all cuttings are taken for the plants sold in the Victorian walled garden plant centre.
The garden shop provides everything you need for the gardening season and the plant centre sells mainly Waterperry grown plants – with herbaceous plants a speciality. You’ll also find a wide range of the Garden’s own apple trees, grafted from the orchards where they produce thousands of bottles of juice each year.
If you fancy a bit of retail therapy the Gallery, Gift Barn and Old Potting Shed offer beautiful, affordable and unusual gifts to suit all tastes and budgets. There’s also a small Rural Life Museum, Saxon Church and a teashop Miss H’s, named after the founder and specializing in home baked lunches, patisserie and cakes – all cooked fresh on the premises each day using local, seasonal produce. The Gardens have a full programme of year round events, from horticultural themed weekends to outdoor theatre and concerts as well as a wide range of arts, crafts and gardening courses.
Open all year round, Waterperry Gardens are just a stones throw from historic Oxford, offering a sense of well-being and gardening inspiration in a beautiful, rural setting. Find out more about everything Waterperry has to offer at www.waterperrygardens.co.uk
Contact details Waterperry Gardens, Waterperry, Near Wheatley, Oxford, OX33 1JZ.
Tel 01844 339226. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.