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Broughton, Banbury,
Oxford, OX15 5EB


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Opening Days and Hours
Dates/days/times open:

New opening times for 2017- Wednesday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday afternoons.

The Castle, garden and tearoom are open from 2pm to 5pm. Last admission to the house 4.30pm. PLEASE NOTE - THE TEAROOM, GARDEN AND TOILETS ARE ALL OPEN FROM 2pm (they are not open before the Castle is open).

Parties/Coaches: Yes
Group Appointment: Yes

Groups welcome by appointment.

House Open for Viewing: Yes
National Garden Scheme days: Yes
Best Times of Year to Visit:

Mid June - mid July

To see:
Admission Prices

Open Days - House & garden. Adult £9; Child £5; Over 60s £8; Garden only £5
Private Groups (guided tour). Adults & Seniors £9; Primary School student £6; Secondary School student £7

Onsite Facilities
Parking: Yes
Shop: Yes
Teas: Yes
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Lavatories: Yes
Plants for Sale: Yes
Refreshment: Yes
On Lead only: Yes
Disabled Access: Yes
Lunches: Yes
Picnics: Yes
Special Events: Yes
Other Facilities & Comments:

Plants occasionally for sale. Lunches by prior arrangement.

Garden Features & Events

Moat, herbaceous borders, formal walled garden

English Heritage/Visit Scotland Garden Grade:
National Collection:
Nearby Cambridgeshire Hotels, Facilities & Amenities

Hotels & Accommodation:

Wroxton House Hotel, 2 miles away

Inns & Pubs:

Red Lion Inn, Addenbury Plough, Bodicote

Villages / Towns / Sightseeing:
Description of Garden

The formal garden to the south features unusual fleur-de-lys-shaped box hedges with Rose Grass, an Aachen and many other old fashioned varieties of shrub roses in the surrounding beds. In addition there are four herbaceous borders planted with shrub roses, shrubs and a variety of perennial plants - one border has a blue and yellow theme: another pink and red.

History Of Garden

The home of the same family for the past 600 years, it was built in 1300 and re-built in 1550. It has a medieval Great Hall, splendid fireplaces, panelling and plaster ceilings, a collection of Civil War arms and armour and a 3-acre moat.

The formal garden to the south of the house was laid out in 1890. The designer is not known, though Gertrude Jekyll is believed to have approved of the design. The remainder of the garden was re-designed and re-planted with guidance from Lanning Roper in 1970

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