Waterperry Gardens

a day to remember

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Plan your visit

All the information you need to plan a perfect day out at Waterperry Gardens. Opening times, where to eat, group information, accessibility and more

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Waterperry hosts a range of events throughout the year. See what’s on and join us..

The Formal Garden at Waterperry Gardens

The Gardens

Waterperry Gardens are a magical place where you are surrounded by beautiful trees, shrubs and flowers, classical borders, modern planting, secret corners and long vistas.

Flowers at Waterperry Gardens

Group Tours

Here at Waterperry we welcome pre-booked coach parties and group visits. Pre-booking allows us to limit the number of coaches visiting each day.

Welcome to

Waterperry Gardens

Just a stone’s throw from Oxford and within easy reach of London nestles Waterperry Gardens.

Made famous by Beatrix Havergal who established her School of Horticulture for Ladies here from 1932 to 1971, it’s now home to 20 acres of beautifully landscaped ornamental gardens, a quality plant centre and garden shop, gallery and gift shop, museum and tea shop.

We are open all year round (except between Christmas and New Year’s Day), 10am to 5.30pm between April 1st and October 31st and 10am to 5pm in the winter. There is a charge to look around the gardens, but access to the rest of the estate is free.

Please note dogs are allowed on a short lead around the estate and garden centre but are NOT allowed within the paid entrance ornamental gardens. For more information about Waterperry and prices for visiting the gardens, please click here.

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The current custodian of Waterperry House and Gardens is, the educational charity, the School of Philosophy and Economic Science.

Waterperry Gardens is now proud to be featured on the Silent Space website.


Our Site

There’s so much to see and do hear at Waterperry Gardens whether it’s exploring the beautiful gardens, visitng the orchard, exploring the fantastic shops. Take a look at our site map to discover what we have to offer.

No visit to Waterperry Gardens is complete without including the Tea Shop. Click to find out more.

Take a look at our amazing amphitheatre. A fantastic space for opera, theatre and music with performances throughout the summer months.


What’s On

Wycombe High School FREE Concert!

Wed, 17th July @1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Celebrating Ceramics and Desire Jewellery & Silversmithing Fair

Fri, 19th July @9:30 am - Sun, 21st July @5:00 pm

Summer Garden Trail

Wed, 24th July @10:00 am - Sun, 1st September @5:30 pm