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Waterperry Gardens

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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
  • 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.


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


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.


  • 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.
  • The Gallery at Waterperry: Here you will find beautiful artworks, textiles, ceramics, glassware and crafts from selected British artists.

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.

£7.95 per adult (£5.50 in Nov & Dec) Children 16 years and under go free



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February 2019

Alphabet ‘I Spy’ in the Gardens

February 16 @ 10:00 am - February 24 @ 5:00 pm
Waterperry Gardens, Waterperry
Wheatley, Oxfordshire OX33 1JZ United Kingdom
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Family fun over half term week at Waterperry Gardens. Explore the gardens, spy the whole alphabet and win a treat! £2.50 per child - children must be accompanied by an adult for whom the garden entrance fee applies (Adults £8.50).

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April 2019

Big Easter Bunny Hunt at Waterperry Gardens

April 1 @ 10:00 am - April 24 @ 5:30 am
Waterperry Gardens, Waterperry
Wheatley, Oxfordshire OX33 1JZ United Kingdom
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Join the Big Easter Bunny Hunt around the ornamental gardens. Find them all and claim a special Easter prize. £2.50 per child - children must be accompanied by an adult for whom the garden entrance fee applies. Runs from 1st April – 24th April. (£8.50 per adult)

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Fritillary Weekend at Waterperry Gardens

April 13 @ 10:00 am - April 14 @ 5:30 pm
Waterperry Gardens, Waterperry
Wheatley, Oxfordshire OX33 1JZ United Kingdom
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See the county flower of Oxfordshire in all its native splendour as it flowers in our wildflower meadow and riverside walk (weather permitting). Normal garden entrance fee applies. (£8.50 per adult, children 16 and under FREE).

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