Waterperry Gardens – an inspirational day out

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Waterperry Gardens – an inspirational day out

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The eight acres of landscaped ornamental gardens at Waterperry have inspired and delighted countless gardeners for more than seventy five years.  It’s the perfect place for inspiration, whether you are a complete novice or a professional.

Our formal and rose gardens, river walk, lily canal and classical herbaceous border are just a few highlights of a trip to Waterperry, and there is always something new to see – whatever the season!

While the gardens provide an oasis of calm and beauty, the Gallery, Gift Barn and Potting Shed are a shopper’s delight, featuring beautiful, affordable works of art in the Gallery, and inspirational outdoor living ideas and gifts in the Gift Barn and Potting Shed.

Our garden shop offers a wide range of gardening goods and sundries, as well as gift ideas for the gardener and not so green-fingered alike. We also sell high quality furniture, stoneware water features, pots and sculptures outside in the Furniture Barn and Plant Centre.

We take huge pride in growing most of the plants we sell at Waterperry in our on site nurseries, so you can be sure of their pedigree.  We know the plants intimately, and friendly, knowledgeable staff are always available to provide advice, information and ideas.  You’ll also find a huge range of apples and juice for sale in season – all grown in our 5 acres of apple and pear orchards.

We have a full programme of events throughout the year, from horticultural themed weekends like Snowdrop and Apple Weekends, to open air theatre during the height of the summer in the stunning setting of our ornamental garden.

True to our roots, we offer a wide variety of arts, crafts and gardening courses, including the RHS courses and courses taught by our experts. Waterperry Gardens is one of the most inspirational places to learn a new skill. Our current courses can be found on our website and in the new 2015/16 course brochure published in July each year. Whatever your passion, whether it’s gardening, bread making or willow weaving there is something for everyone.

Visit our Country Life Museum, featuring agricultural and horticultural implements from a bygone era, and a beautiful Saxon Church which still contains its original 13th century stained glass windows, and lancets.

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But no visit to Waterperry is complete without a trip to the Teashop.  Our staff pride themselves in cooking everything from fresh local ingredients, and offer a mouth-watering selection of home made hot and cold meals.  We’re also home to some of the best fresh-baked cakes in the county – a perfect way to end any visit to Waterperry. For more information on the Gardens please contact us on:-

Tel: 01844 339226

Web: www.waterperrygardens.co.uk

 

 

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