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Formal Gardens at Waterperry

Formal Gardens at Waterperry


The eight acres of landscape ornamental gardens at Waterperry have inspired and delighted countless gardeners for more than seventy five years.
It's the perfect place for inspiration for both complete novices and the more experienced gardener, and there're design ideas by the bucketful.
The gardens include both formal and rose gardens, a river walk, lily canal and classical herbaceous border, along with an alpine garden and the National Collection of Kabschia Saxifrages.
They provide an oasis of calm and beauty in the heart of the Oxfordshire countryside, and inspiration to the hundreds of students who take part in classes at Waterperry every year, and use the garden as an invaluable learning tool.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGerman signs/guidesGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWheelchairs availableAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)

Opening details

Waterperry Gardens are open all year round except for some seasonal closing and during Art in Action (one weekend in July) Please check Waterperry Gardens website for full details.


Entry charges: For parties of over 20
Feb 2013 - Nov 3rd 2013 Party Rate £5.00
Nov 4th 2013 - Feb 14th 2014 Party Rate £4.50
Feb 15th to Nov 2nd 2014 Party Rate £5.00
Nov 3rd 2014 - Feb 2015 Adults £4.75
Nov 2013 to Feb 2014 £4.75


Near Wheatley,
OX33 1JZ

Group Visits



See location of Waterperry Gardens on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SP 629062  Lat: 51.75097 Long: -1.09022

From East, Junction 8 of M40, from north junction 8A. We are 2.5 miles form A40. Turn off at Wheatley + follow brown tourist board rose signs.

By Public Transport: From Oxford City Centre take the Arriva Bus 280 to Church Road, Wheatley (Call Travel Line 0871 200 2233 for an up to date timetable). From Church Road Wheatley you will need to prebook a taxi. Please call the taxi company Courtesy Cars on 01865 343575.

Parking: free


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • German signs/guidesGerman signs/guides
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)