Waterperry Gardens, Nr. Oxford
Please note dogs are only allowed on a short lead around the estate and are NOT allowed within the Ornamental Gardens or Fair.
You may buy your tickets on arrival at the gate with no need to prebook. However, if you wish, you can prebook your tickets via the Waterperry website - just click on the following link: Book tickets
The 8-acre gardens at Waterperry date back to the 1930’s when the estate was home to Beatrix Havergal’s famous School of Horticulture for Women. Waterperry’s reputation for education and horticultural excellence continues to this day. The teaching gardens have now been transformed into ornamental gardens, including a rose garden, formal knot garden and a canal studded with waterlilies. One of the few original features is the 60m (200ft) herbaceous border. Just a stone’s throw from historic Oxford, Waterperry Gardens offer a sense of wellbeing, plants in beautiful settings, special garden spaces and gardening inspiration in a tranquil, rural setting.
'A Year in the Life of the Herbaceous Border at Waterperry', by Sheila Goggs. Click here to see this lovely video of the main herbaceous border at Waterperry through the seasons.
Adult tickets £10.50 per adult, includes the Gardens and Fair.
(Please note - this is a change from the price published in our 2023 Rare Plant Fair leaflet)
Children under 16 Free
You may buy your tickets on arrival at the gate with no need to prebook.
However, if you wish, you can prebook your tickets via the Waterperry website - just click on the following link: Book tickets
Ample parking available.
Blue badge Parking near the garden entrance.
Comprehensive information on accessibility is available at Waterperry's website at http://www.waterperrygardens.co.uk/Accessibility-U17
Waterperry's Tea Shop will be open for refreshments and lunches.
Oxfordshire OX33 1JZ