Waterperry Gardens

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Waterperry, Near Wheatley, Oxford,
Oxford, OX33 1JZ

01844 339226

01844 339 883


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Opening Days and Hours
Dates/days/times open:

Mar - Oct; 7 days a week; 10am - 5.30pm. Nov - Feb; 7 days a week; 10am - 5pm.

Parties/Coaches: Yes

Must be booked in advance

Group Appointment: Yes
House Open for Viewing: No
National Garden Scheme days: Yes
Best Times of Year to Visit:

Mar - Oct

To see:


Admission Prices

2nd - 31st January 2015 Free 1st February to 31st December 2015 £6.80 (under 16's free) 1st February to 31st December 2015 parties over 20 booked in advance £5.30 per person.

Onsite Facilities
Parking: Yes
Shop: Yes
Teas: Yes
Dogs Allowed: No
Lavatories: Yes
Plants for Sale: Yes
Refreshment: Yes
On Lead only: No
Disabled Access: Yes
Lunches: Yes
Picnics: Yes
Special Events: Yes
Other Facilities & Comments:

No Picnics in garden. Dogs allowed in plant centre on lead but not allowed in the gardens Full programme of events - see own website

Garden Features & Events

100 metre herbaceous border flowering May - Oct. Alpine Garden, Rose Garden, Waterlily canal, Formal Knot Garden and riverside walk.

English Heritage/Visit Scotland Garden Grade:
National Collection:

Saxifraga, porophyllum group.

Nearby Cambridgeshire Hotels, Facilities & Amenities

Hotels & Accommodation:

Bridge Hotel, Wheatley, Oxon

Inns & Pubs:

Clifden Arms, Worminghall George & Dragon, Chacombe

Villages / Towns / Sightseeing:

Oxford (8 miles)

Description of Garden

This is an eight acre garden loved by plant enthusiasts for its large well-labelled plant collection. The gardens include one of the finest herbaceous borders in the country, flowering continuously from May to October. A Rose Garden, alpine gardens, island beds, water lily pond and a river walk complete the picture. A vast and fragrant citrus tree is to be found in the walled garden.

History Of Garden

Waterperry House was first recorded in the Domesday Book and there would have always been a garden here to supply the house. When the house was extended in the 18th century, improvements were made to the gardens and these features can still be seen today, although unfortunately there are no records of the original garden plans.

In 1932 Beatrix Hovergal moved her Garden School to Waterperry which proved to be highly successful and put the site on the gardening map. The horticultural methods and standards that she set have been maintained since her day.
By the mid-70's the ornamental gardens were opened up to the public, and gradually went through a period of huge development, spearheaded by former Ladies Horticultural School student Miss Mary Spiller.

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