Oxfordshire Gardens to Visit this Summer
Oxfordshire certainly has some gorgeous gardens to visit, which really come into bloom in the summer months. Here’s
our list of Oxfordshire Gardens to Visit this Summer…
Long established eight acre ornamental and formal gardens with alpines and dwarf conifers. Furthermore, traditional knot gardens, island beds and herbaceous borders. Good Summer and late season interest. Also, look out for its many secret corners and rewarding long vistas.
Britain’s oldest botanic garden is near the centre of Oxford. As a classic seventeenth century walled garden, there is lots to see. The garden was founded in 1621, and so much money was spent on the walls that little was left for plants. This deficiency has been remedied, with nearly 5,000 different types of plant.
The lush parkland of Stonor is set in a dramatic valley deep within the heart of the Chiltern Hills. Visitors can explore three gardens. Firstly are the ponds and fountains of the 17th Century Italianate Pleasure Garden. Secondly, visit the old Kitchen Garden – designed and nurtured by Lady Camoys. Lastly, there is the eclectically treed Arboretum.
The gardens are created from two spring-fed valleys on the Warwickshire/Oxfordshire border. Amazingly, the gardens have been in use since the 12th century. The gardens were largely transformed by Kitty Lloyd-Jones for Lady Bearsted in the 1920s. She added cascading terraces on the valley sides, extensive herbaceous borders. Also, a rare Bog Garden on the site of medieval fish ponds.