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2013 Visit Oxfordshire Gardens Guide


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2013 Visit Oxfordshire Gardens Guide

  1. 1. Oxfordshire is a glorious GARDEN LOCATIONS splendour of colour whatever Blenheim time of year you decide to visit. 1 Palace Only 8 miles from Oxford set in the midst of the Our gardens have something for all to enjoy from Oxfordshire Cotswolds ‘Capability’ Brown landscapes to wondrous water Broughton terraces. Discover our many historic houses with fabulous gardens and parklands to inspire all garden-lovers. 2 Castle Located near Banbury in North Oxfordshire 5 2 For more information and dates on gardening events Buscot and festivals please visit 3 Park Oxfordshire’s best kept secret and home to the Faringdon collection Cotswold 4 Wildlife Park & Gardens Set in 160 acres near the Cotswold town Alliums, Buscot Park © Peter Auger of Burford Hidcote 1 5 Hidcote is famous for its Arts and Crafts gardens and plants from all over the world 4 Newington 6 Gardens An Oxford garden 8 centre and a haven for plant lovers OXFORDSHIRE is a gardeners’ delight all year round Stonor Park WINTER SPRING 7 Three acres on the outskirts of Henley- on-Thames 3 6 A walk round The fritillaries are Waterperry Blenheim Palace in the in full bloom at Waterperry 8 Gardens Located 8 miles from Oxford City Centre snow HE 7 OY T ENJ OUS GLORI S OF DEN RE SUMMER AUTUMN GAR RDSHI he O ce t Breathe in Leaves underfoot OXF experienrklands Rousham’s rose at Harcourt and y of pa ces t scented air Arboretum varie open spa an d Win a weekend Visit Oxfordshire break in Oxfordshire Gardens © Sarah Greening For your chance to win a romantic weekend © Peter Auger break for two people at The Manor atOrchids, Newington Nurseries Red Rose Parents Walk, Buscot Park Weston-on-the-Green simply fill in the coupon below. UR The prize includes bed & breakfast Guide A detai WINy fill in tdheeturn R YOE TO FO NC CHA BREAls and afternoon tea for two during K your stay. Also included is a free transfer to and from Bicester Village as well as 2013 pl r sim low an eted a Bicester Village VIP card. be l comp your upon by r New for 2013, a wonderful three-day flower co mbe ece and garden show featuring over 100 exhibitors, 31 D 2013 a Grand Floral Marquee, garden landscapes and lots more... For all the latest news and offers around Oxfordshire follow us on When you are looking for somewhere to stay in Oxfordshire, look no further t@visitoxfordshir fVisit Oxfordshire than The Manor at Weston-on-the-Green. This luxurious and stylish Cotswold stone hotel offers high standards of accommodation and impeccable service. BROUGHTON CASTLE WATERPERRY GARDENS Simply fill in the coupon below for your chance to win! Name 2 1 FOR on entry for all adults 2 1 on entry for all FOR Address Enjoy the (Gardens only) full paying adults Postcode TERMS & CONDITIONS Amended, defaced or photocopied voucher wil not be accepted. Not to be used in conjunction with any other promotion, offer, TERMS & CONDITIONS Amended, defaced or photocopied voucher wil not be accepted. Not to be used in conjunction with any other promotion, offer, Phone glorious gardens annual pass or advance booking. Standard terms of entry apply. No cash alternative. Valid until 31.12.13 annual pass or advance booking. Standard terms of entry apply. No cash alternative. Valid until 31.12.13 Email of OXFORDSHIRE Are you happy to receive further information from us? Yes I No I Front cover images: Grand Bridge, Blenheim Palace © Blenheim Palace; Snake’s head fritillaries, Waterperry Gardens. Return to: Visit Oxfordshire, 15-16 Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3AS Terms & Conditions are available on our website This leaflet is printed onto FSC certified paper.
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Visit OxfordshireGardens Guide Nee to he d some t lp im ips garde prove yo Chec n u k out ing skills? r N New Wat urserie ington erpe s or 2013 for co rry Gard u work rses and ns shop all lev s for els. eKey to Symbols 1 Blenheim Palace 2 Broughton Castle Woodstock, Oxon OX20 1PP Broughton, Banbury, Oxon OX15 5EB a Shop t 0800 849 6500 t 01295 276070 e e b Refreshments w w c Toilets Garden Type Formal Gardens & Arboretum Garden Type Formal & Herbaceous borders Soil Type Alkaline Soil Type Mixed p Parking From the spectacular ‘Capability’ Brown parkland There’s a formal garden, great plush borders Ò Credit cards accepted (with its lake fringed by ancient oaks, cedars and along the old ramparts and cows and sheep hanging beech), to the mix of sweeping lawns and grazing in the water meadows beyond,m Percentage of access the award-winning formal gardens, Blenheim Palace overlooking it all this rambling honey-coloured for wheelchair users m On bus route has so much to offer the garden enthusiast. With house... as magical inside as out. Handsome changing colours throughout the seasons, from rooms lined with linen fold panelling and af Designated accessible parking n Coach parking drifts of daffodils in spring, a profusion of roses splendid drawing room overlooking the moat. in the summer and a rich copper glow during © Alan Bennett, Writing Home 1996g Accessible toilet o Dogs allowed autumn and winter. Open 1 May–15 September plus h Flight of steps to entrance ◊ Plant sales Open 9 Feb–13 Dec Easter Sunday and Monday Opening Hours Park 9am-6pm, Formal Gardens Opening Hours 2-5pm Wed, Sun & Bank i Facilities for visually impaired G Green Tourism 10am-5.30pm, Palace & Pleasure Gardens Holiday Mons plus Thu in July & August 10.30am-5.30pm. Last admission 4.45pm Admission Charge Adult £8 Concessions £7k Children’s play area V VAQAS Admission Charge Park & Garden ticket only: Child £4 Garden only £4 Adult £12 Concessions £9 Child £6.30 Family £32 l Picnic area M Visit Oxfordshire Member a b c p mfgh kl n G V M a b c p Ò gl m n o M Statue, Waterperry Gardens3 Buscot Park 4 Cotswold Wildlife Park & GardensBuscot Park, Faringdon, Oxon SN7 8BU Bradwell Grove, Burford, Oxon OX18 4JPt 01367 240932 t 01993 823006e e w Type Historical Garden Type Exotic and intriguing plantingsSoil Type London Clay Soil Type VariableThe gardens and pleasure grounds at Buscot Red Pandas and petunias! Explore the walledPark are one of Oxfordshire’s best kept garden with rich exotic planting, cactus bedssecrets. Designed in the late 18th century and Tropical House complete with sloths andto complement the Palladian style house, bats! Swathes of grasses and flower meadowsthe grounds were considerably enhanced in give the feel of the savannah around thethe twentieth century by the Ist, 2nd and 3rd Rhino, Zebra and Giraffe paddocks, not toLords Faringdon. They include the spectacular mention the numerous containers, hangingwater garden designed by Harold Peto and baskets and herbaceous borders surroundingthe Four Seasons Walled Garden. the Gothic manor house.Open April–September Open Every day except Christmas Day © David DixonOpening Hours Mon–Fri 2-6pm Opening Hours Daily from 10amplus Bank Hols and some weekends Admission Charge Adult £14Admission Charge Adult £5 Child £2.50 Senior Citizens & Child (3–16 yrs) £9.50National Trust members free Children under 3 free 99%b c p fg l n ◊ M a b c p Ò Sf g kl n o M5 Hidcote 6 Newington GardensHidcote Bartrim, Chipping Campden Newington, Near Stadhampton,Glos GL55 6LR Oxon OX10 7AWt 01386 438333 t 01865 400533e e w Type Historical Garden Type Contemporary plantingSoil Type Alkaline Soil Type VariedHidcote is one of England’s great Arts & The Nursery Gardens are beautifullyCrafts gardens, famous for its rare trees planted in a contemporary and quirkyand shrubs, herbaceous borders and style. Herbaceous plants combine withunusual plants from all over the world. exotic foliage. Palms and architecturalThe garden is divided by tall hedges shrubs provide seasonal colour andand walls to create a series of ‘rooms’, interest. Plants for sale are imaginativelyeach with its own special character. laid out so as to inspire. The TropicalOpen March–October Glasshouse is home to a wideOpening Hours 10am-5pm selection of colourful orchids availableAdmission Charge Adult £10.50 for sale throughout the year.Child £5.25 (includes 10% voluntary Open January–DecemberGift Aid donation) National Trust Opening Hours Tue–Sun 9am-5pmmembers free Admission Charge Freea b c p Ò Ffg h l n ◊ V a b c p Ò mfgm n o ◊ M7 Stonor Park 8 Waterperry Gardens Oxfordshire’s iconic wild flower,Stonor, Henley-on-Thames Waterperry, Near Wheatley, Oxford OX33 1JZ the snake’s head fritillary,Oxon RG9 6HF t 01844 339226 is more abundant than ever before.t 01491 638587 e It can be found in meadows withine w the heart of Oxford. Garden Type Ornamental Soil Type Sandy loamGarden Type Historical More than 76,400 plants were Eight acres of beautifully landscaped ornamentalSoil Type Chalk gardens including formal knot, rose and alpine gardens counted in a recent survey onBehind the house lies a three acre and one of the finest purely herbaceous borders Iffley Meadows nature reservewalled garden on a south facing in the country. Visit our quality Plant Centre, – the highest total recordedslope. The garden is divided between Garden Shop, Gift Barn, Gallery, Rural Life Museumthe original Italianate garden, with and Teashop for homebaked lunches and cakes. since records began in 1981.17th century terraces and pond, Events throughout the year plus arts, crafts andand the old kitchen garden now gardening courses. Special group rates available.planted with herbaceous borders, Open All year round except Christmas Day,roses and old apple trees. Boxing Day, 31 December-2 January & duringDogs allowed on leads in park. Art in Action 18-21 July 2013 © Janet Keene OUWGOpen April–mid September Opening Hours 10am-5.30pm (High Season),Opening Hours Sun 1-5.30pm, 10am-5pm (Low Season)Wed 1-5.30pm in July & August Admission Charge Adult £6.50 Group £5Admission Charge £4 (High Season), Adult £4.75 Group £4.50 (Low Season). Children under 16 freeabcplno M a b c p Ò f gl n ◊