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Visit Oxfordshire Gardens Guide

  1. 1. Oxfordshire’s gardens come in all shapes and sizes, colours and scents, E Y TH S NJO created in different centuries for diverse E IOU OF LOR G DENS purposes. Some are the first, the best, RE or the only remaining ones of their kind. GAR RDSHIhe O t OXF xperience ands Our historic houses have fabulous gardens and parklands to and e y of par kl es c inspire all garden-lovers. Experience ‘Capability’ Brown variet open spa landscaping at its best at Blenheim Palace or wander and 2 6 round the fleur-de-lys beds at Broughton Castle. View the most remarkable creation of Georgian England at Stowe Landscaped Gardens, taking in lakeside walks GARDEN and wooded valleys, or take a trip to Stonor and visit LOCATIONS their three gardens dating back to the 17th century. Blenheim 1 Palace Only 8 miles from Oxford set in the midst of the Oxfordshire Cotswolds Broughton 2 Castle Located near Banbury 1 in North Oxfordshire Cotswold 3Blenheim Palace Wildlife Park 3 & Gardens Set in 160 acres near the Cotswold town of Burford 7 8 St Edmund 4 4 Hall Located in Oxford 7 City Centre Stonor Park 5 3 acres on the outskirts of Henley-Broughton Castle on-Thames Stowe 6 Stonor Park Situated on the Oxfordshire borders 5 Oxford 7 Botanic Garden Oxfordshire gardens have something Located in Oxford City Centre for all the family. For more information Harcourt on gardens please visit Arboretum Located 6 miles from Oxford City Centre OXFORDSHIRE is a 8 Waterperry Gardens gardeners’ delight all year round Located 8 miles from Oxford City Centre Win a weekend Visit break in Oxfordshire Oxfordshire Four Pillars are offering the chance to winRose a weekend break for 2 people in one of the Oxfordshire-based Four Pillars Hotels, including dinner, bed and breakfast. Gardens Guide 2012 The prize also includes 2 tickets RWaterperry Gardens for entry into Waterperry Harcourt Arboretum YOU FOR NCE TO K Gardens where you can CHA B REA explore the wonderful N A ANSWEER OW WI IMPLY N B L gardens at your leisure. S STIO UR QUE TURN YO RY THE RE NT AND PLETED E OM BY C FORM er 2012 Oxfordshire is a glorious splendour b 1Decem of colour whatever time of year you decide to visit. The horticulture at Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens is best described as ‘Theatre with Plants’. Take a Wild Gardeners walk and learn about the unique planting styles. Bringing a flurry of activity and a burst of colour to Oxford City Centre the Flower and Gardening Festival takes place at Oxford Castle on 9 and 10 June 2012. When you are looking for somewhere to stay in Oxfordshire, look no further than a Four Pillars Hotel. There are four hotels across the region, and whilst Visit one of the best herbaceous borders or experience each one is individual in style, they all offer the same high standards of the rural life museum at Waterperry Gardens accommodation and impeccable service. to get an insight into the past. COMPETITION QUESTION: Who landscaped the parklands at Blenheim Palace? Your answer... WINTER SPRING SUMMER AUTUMN Name A walk round The fritillaries are Breathe in Leaves underfoot Address Enjoy the glorious Blenheim Palace in full bloom at Rousham’s rose at Harcourt in the snow Waterperry scented air Arboretum Phone Postcode gardens of Email OXFORDSHIRE Front cover images (clockwise from main image) Waterperry Gardens; Are you happy to receive further information from us? Yes I No I Oxford College; Blenheim Palace; Cotswold Wildlife Park; Rose © Sarah Greening; Return to: Visit Oxfordshire, 15-16 Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3AS Waterperry Gardens. This leaflet is printed onto FSC certified paper. Terms & Conditions are available on our website
  2. 2. Visit Oxfordshire OXF Oxford Botanic Garden © H Armitage O GLORDSHIRE’S GARRIOUSGardens Guide 2012 FOR D WILL ENS L IVE YOU EVER IN R HE ART! Key to Symbolsa Shop b Refreshments c Toilets p Parking Ò Credit cards m Percentage f Designated g Accessible h steps to of access for accessibletoilet Flight of i Facilities for visually k play area Children’s l Picnic m On bus n Coach o Dogs area route parking allowed ◊ sales G Plant Green Tourism V VAQAS M Visit Oxfordshire accepted wheelchair parking entrance impaired Member users 1 Blenheim Palace 2 Broughton Castle 3 Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens Woodstock, Oxon OX20 1PP Banbury, Oxon OX15 5EB Bradwell Grove, Burford, Oxon OX18 4JP t 0800 849 6500 t 01295 276070 t 01993 823006 e e e w w w Garden Type Formal Gardens Garden Type Formal & Herbaceous borders Garden Type Diverse and intriguing plantings Blenheim Palace is surrounded by over 2000 acres of Soil Type Half alkaline, half acid Soil Type Variable stunning parkland and award-winning Formal Gardens. The formal garden to the south features Ideal venue for garden lovers of all ages The splendour and tranquility of ‘Capability’ Brown’s unusual fleur-de-lys shaped box hedges in 160 acres of landscaped parkland with landscaped Park and great Lake is unrivalled in Britain. with Rose Grass, an Aachen and many other splendid trees. Walled garden with acclaimed The Formal Gardens include the Secret Garden, old-fashioned varieties of roses in the exotic plantings and Tropical House. Water Terraces, The Rose Garden and The Duke of surrounding beds. In addition there are four Interest starts with spring bulbs, building Marlborough’s ornate private garden;The Italian Garden. herbaceous borders planted with shrub roses, to an explosion of colour in mid-summer Open 11 Feb–14 Dec (closed Mon-Tue in Nov–Dec). shrubs and a variety of perennial plants. through to early autumn. Prairie-style Park open daily except Christmas Day The formal garden was laid out in 1980. planting, various herbaceous and mixed Opening Hours Park 9am-6pm, Formal Gardens Open 1 May–15 September plus borders: also numerous containers and 10am-5.30pm, Palace & Pleasure Gardens Easter Sunday and Monday baskets with imaginative seasonal displays. 10.30am-5.30pm Opening Hours 2-5pm Wed, Sun & Bank Open Every day except Christmas Day Admission Charge Park & Garden ticket only: Holiday Mons plus Thu in July & August Opening Hours Daily 10am Adult £11.50 Concessions £8.50 Child £6. Please Admission Charge Adult £8 Concessions £7 Admission Charge Adult £13 check website for Palace entry ticket price. Reduced Child £4 Garden only £4 Senior Citizens & Child £9 rates for Friends and Annual Pass Card Holders Children under 3 free 99% a b c p Ò mfg h kl n G V M a b c p Ò gl m n o M a b c p Ò S fg kl n o 4 St Edmund Hall 5 Stonor Park Queens Lane Stonor, Henley-on-Thames Oxford OX1 4AR Oxon RG9 6HF t 01865 279000 t 01491 638587 e e w w Garden Type Planted Quad Garden Type Historical & Churchyard Soil Type Chalk Soil Type Varied A three-acre garden behind the house Open areas of the College on a south-facing slope, with spectacular Gardens include the Front Quad views of the wooded deer park. with its magnolia grandiflora The garden is divided between the and flower beds. An archway original Pleasure Garden with 17th leads to the churchyard of century terraces and ponds. Adjacent St Peter-in-the-East, which is to this is the old Kitchen Garden, now now St Edmund Hall’s library. planted with rose, herbaceous borders Open All year, except one week interspersed with mature apple trees. at Christmas and one week Open April–mid September at Easter Opening Hours Sun 1-5.30pm, Opening Hours 10am-4pm Wed 1-5.30pm in July & August Admission Charge Free Admission Charge £4 m abcpln M 6 Stowe 7 The University of Oxford Botanic New Inn Farm, Stowe, Bucks MK18 5EQ Garden & Harcourt Arboretum t 01280 822850 e w w Two amazing yet contrasting Garden Type 18th century landscape garden destinations to explore On the Oxfordshire border step back in time at Discover the stories behind the plants at the Stowe and follow in the footsteps of 18th century city centre Botanic Garden, home to almost tourists.Visit our newly restored coaching inn and 7000 different species from around the world, head into the gardens to explore with new trail or wander amongst majestic trees and newly maps. There are lots of fun play elements for children restored wild-flower meadows at the Harcourt and new guided tours. With more than 40 temples and monuments, the gardens have beautiful lakes Oxfordshire offers visitors a Arboretum in Nuneham Courtenay (on the A4074). Open all year round – there’s something new to see whenever you visit. and vistas with ever-changing scenes throughout the seasons. There’s an endless variety of walks to enjoy. wonderful array of traditional Open All year, 7 days a week Opening Hours January, February, November & Open All year, 7 days a week Opening Hours 1 January–26 February 10am-4pm, gardens steeped in history. December 9am-4.30pm; March, April, September & October 9am-5pm (last admission 4.15pm); © Paul Watson 27 February-28 October 10am-6pm, 29 October-31 December 10am-4pm May–August 9am-6pm (last admission 5.15pm) Admission Charge Adult £8.90 Child £4.55 Admission Charge Day tickets: Adult £3.80 Family £22.20 Groups (15+) £7.60. Robert Jacobs, Horticultural Manager Concessions £3 Child accompanied by an adult free Prices quoted include Gift Aid a b c p Ò fg l n o ◊ Waterperry Gardens acm◊ M BLENHEIM PALACE BROUGHTON CASTLE 8 Waterperry Gardens Waterperry, Near Wheatley, Oxford OX33 1JZ t 01844 339226 e w 2 1 on Themed Garden Tours FOR All open days in 2012 KIDS GO Garden Type Ornamental Soil Type Sandy loam A Walk in the Past – The Park & Gardens at Blenheim Palace TERMS & CONDITIONS FREE TERMS & CONDITIONS Amended, defaced or photocopied voucher wil not be accepted. Amended, defaced or photocopied voucher wil not be accepted. Not to be used in conjunction with any other promotion, offer, Not to be used in conjunction with any other promotion, offer, Eight acres of beautifully landscaped ornamental annual pass or advance booking. Standard terms of entry apply. annual pass or advance booking. Standard terms of entry apply. No cash alternative. gardens including formal knot, rose and alpine gardens No cash alternative. Valid until 31.12.12 Valid until 31.12.12 and one of the finest purely herbaceous borders in the country. Visit our quality Plant Centre, Garden Shop, Gift Barn, Gallery, Rural Life Museum and Teashop for homebaked lunches and cakes. STONOR PARK WATERPERRY GARDENS Events throughout the year and arts, crafts and 2 1 2 1 gardening courses. Special group rates available. Open All year round except between Christmas FOR FOR Stowe © Nadja Wendt & New Year & during Art in Action 19-22 July 2012 Opening Hours 10am-5.30pm (High Season), on entry for all 10am-5pm (Low Season) GARDENS ONLY full paying adults Admission Charge Adult £6.30 Group £4.85 TERMS & CONDITIONS TERMS & CONDITIONS (High Season), Adult £4.50 Group £4.20 Amended, defaced or photocopied voucher wil not be accepted. Not to be used in conjunction with any other promotion, offer, Amended, defaced or photocopied voucher wil not be accepted. Not to be used in conjunction with any other promotion, offer, (Low Season). Children under 16 free annual pass or advance booking. Standard terms of entry apply. annual pass or advance booking. Standard terms of entry apply. No cash alternative. No cash alternative. a b c p Ò fg l n ◊ M Valid until 31.12.12 Valid until 31.12.12