• Mary Rose Garden and arbor
  • Wisteria tunnel with white bench at end
  • People admiring colourful herbaceous borders in garden
  • courtyard at Waterperry with displays of plants for sale

What’s On at Waterperry

  1. Rare Plant Fair

    Sun, 13th June @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  2. Summer Screens Open Air Cinema

    Thu, 8th July @ 7:30 am - Sat, 10th July @ 10:00 pm
  3. Celebrating Ceramics Festival

    Fri, 16th July @ 10:00 am - Sun, 18th July @ 5:30 pm

Waterperry Gardens

Waterperry Gardens is re-opening on the 8th March to visitors who live locally. To access the ornamental gardens please pre-book a time slot in advance of your visit via our website How to Book

Mandatory pre-booking remains in place to visit the gardens unless you have a season ticket, and during the new national lockdown, capacity for the gardens has been further reduced to limit the numbers of visitors at any one time.

The Garden shop will also re-open on the 8th March, if you are fit and well and not in a high-risk group, you would be very welcome to visit. We ask that everyone visiting does not travel outside of their local area, defined in the latest Government guidelines as the village, town, or part of the city where they live and visit with either your own household or one other person until 29th March. Please respect the social distancing measures that have been put in place to help look after your own safety and that of our staff.

Following government guidelines the Teashop will only be serving a modest take-away service from the 8th March until further notice. There with be no inside seating available in the Teashop.

The Gallery, Museum, and House remain closed, in line with official guidance.

The Garden Shop will continue to do online and telephone sales, local deliveries and some at the gate collections.

The emergence of dainty white flowers is a delightful sign for many that spring is on the way, and here at Waterperry Gardens they are just the pick-me-up we need in these extraordinary times. To celebrate their arrival, and with over 80 different snowdrop varieties carpeting the ornamental gardens we are delighted to share with you a video featuring Robert Jacobs, our Horticultural Manager as he takes us for a walk around the gardens. Thank you to the excellent work of our garden team who work so hard to keep the gardens looking beautiful and to Mike Stephens for kindly helping us with the video production.

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 8 acres of beautifully landscaped ornamental gardens, a quality plant centre and garden shopgallery and gift shopmuseum 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.

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