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Waterperry Gardens

Waterperry
Wheatley, Oxfordshire OX33 1JZ United Kingdom
01844 339226 www.waterperrygardens.co.uk

Waterperry Gardens have been delighting visitors for years with 8 acres of historic and inspirational gardens nestled in the Oxfordshire countryside.

The gardens feature a spectacular 200 foot herbaceous border along with rose and formal gardens, a lily canal and riverside walk.

The Plant Centre and Garden Shop stock everything for the garden with many plants grown in the on-site nursery.

The Art-in-Action Gallery and Gift Barn house beautiful artworks by British artists alongside home, outdoor living and gift ideas.

Waterperry’s Rural Life Museum is packed with quirky ephemera and the Saxon Church within the grounds is complete with its original 13th century stained glass windows.

No visit is complete without stopping by at the Teashop serving hot and cold lunches, afternoon teas and some of the best cakes in the county!

Waterperry Gardens are just 7 miles from Oxford city centre.

The Gardens

  • Virgin’s Walk
  • Sebbs & Rock Gardens
  • Herbaceous Border
  • Islands Beds
  • Alpine Garden
  • Waterlily Canal and Miranda’s Border
  • Arboretum
  • The Formal Garden
  • Cordon Avenue & Pear Walk
  • Long Walk – Colour Borders
  • Mary Rose Garden
  • Riverside Walk
  • Saxifrage Collection

Childrens Play Area

The children’s play area is situated opposite site the Teashop.

Museum Of Rural Life

The Museum of Rural Life is situated in a 18th Century granary building and displays an impressive collection of ancient tools and implements. The museum also showcases the following:

  • Horse brasses, turrets, swingers, horse bells, shoes and bits
  • Old veterinary implements and relics from household kitchens
  • A unique collection of brass stamps
  • Traps and alarm guns
  • 70 different brass beer barrel bushes and unusual decorative skewers from the meat trade
  • Mediaeval pottery found on the Waterperry Estate.

Gallery

The Action Gallery  is located in a 18th century barn and offers affordable, contemporary art and craft.  The gallery especially focuses on showcasing British work, including more than 25 Oxfordshire-based artists.

The Gallery is open every day:

Easter – October 10:00am – 5.30pm

November – Easter 10:00am – 5.00pm

Teashop

The Teashop at Waterperry Gardens offers a relaxed and leisurely environment, a perfect place to enjoy one of the delightful pastries made with locally sourced ingredients. The Teashop also serves lunch as well as a variety of afternoon teas.

Shops

  • Plant & Garden Centre  stocks a variety of Waterperry grown plants and trees. They additionally sell pots, water features and garden furniture.
  • The Garden shop sells plants from their own nursery as well as other gardening supplies and gifts.
  • Gift Barn; Here you can find an assortment of home and garden accessories. The Gift Barn also offers lotions and potions, home fragrances, candles, fashion accessories, jewellery as well as stationery products, gift wraps and cards.

Opening details

Open 10am – 5.30pm (5pm in winter) daily

Waterperry Gardens are open all year round except between Christmas and New Year. Please check Waterperry Gardens website for full details.

The only charge at Waterperry is for access to the ornamental gardens. Admission charges go directly towards helping maintain and develop the gardens.

£7.50 per adult (£5.00 in Nov & Dec) Children 16 years and under go free

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September 2017

Jenny Pickford: SuperNature Sculpture Exhibition

September 23 @ 10:00 am - October 29 @ 5:00 pm
Waterperry Gardens, Waterperry
Wheatley, Oxfordshire OX33 1JZ United Kingdom
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£7.50 - £16
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A collection of unique and stunning sculptures, inspired by nature and transformed into awe-inspiring designs, set amid the glorious autumn colours of Waterperry Gardens (Normal garden entrance fee applies).

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October 2017

The Great Pumpkin Hunt

October 21 @ 10:00 am - November 5 @ 5:00 pm
Waterperry Gardens, Waterperry
Wheatley, Oxfordshire OX33 1JZ United Kingdom
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£2

Join The Great Pumpkin Hunt throughout the October half term from 21st October to 5th November. Find the decorated pumpkins hidden around the gardens and collect a prize at the end! £2 per child (children must be accompanied by an adult for whom the garden entrance fee applies).

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November 2017

Christmas At Waterperry Gardens

November 25 @ 10:00 am - November 26 @ 4:00 pm
Waterperry Gardens, Waterperry
Wheatley, Oxfordshire OX33 1JZ United Kingdom
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Free
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Get into the Christmas spirit at Waterperry Gardens with Christmas shopping from our Gallery, Gift Barn and Christmas Shop, festive events and Waterperry grown Christmas trees, along with a number of Arts and Craft Stalls with gorgeous handmade gift ideas and festive food and drink. A shopper’s delight with great gift ideas for all the family. Why not tie your trip in with choosing and buying your spectacular Waterperry grown Christmas tree (don’t forget to bring your wellies!), along with…

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Find Santa’s Reindeer

November 25 @ 10:00 am - December 23 @ 5:00 pm
Waterperry Gardens, Waterperry
Wheatley, Oxfordshire OX33 1JZ United Kingdom
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£2
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Help Rudolph find his friends who are lost all around the gardens and then collect your Christmas prize! £2 per child. Children must be accompanied by an adult for whom the garden entrance fee applies.

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December 2017

Christmas At Waterperry Gardens

December 9 @ 10:00 am - December 10 @ 4:00 pm
Waterperry Gardens, Waterperry
Wheatley, Oxfordshire OX33 1JZ United Kingdom
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Free
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Get into the Christmas spirit at Waterperry Gardens with Christmas shopping from our Gallery, Gift Barn and Christmas Shop, festive events and Waterperry grown Christmas trees, along with a number of Arts and Craft Stalls with gorgeous handmade gift ideas and festive food and drink. A shopper’s delight with great gift ideas for all the family. Why not tie your trip in with choosing and buying your spectacular Waterperry grown Christmas tree (don’t forget to bring your wellies!), along with…

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