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Waterperry Gardens


By AndrewR


These gardens, at the Waterperry College in Oxfordshire, are about forty miles from me just off junction 8 of the M40. Although they are open nearly every day throughout the year, they allocate a few days toward the National Garden Scheme (Yellow Book) – today was one of them. And just now, the herbaceous border is stunning with its display of asters. But there’s much more to see – waterlily canal, a formal knot garden, rose garden, alpine beds, riverside walk and teaching beds with rows of one variety of plant for comparison with others.

The old house is now the College and looks out over the lawns.

The herbaceous border looks stunning at this time of year.

And the formal knot garden, in an enclosed area, is set off by soft planting – wisterias and grasses among other things.

There is also a tea room, shop and plant sales so worth a visit if you’re anywhere near.

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Looks an interesting place.
Thanks for writing about it. :o)

21 Sep, 2008


Good idea for a place to visit for GOy members.

21 Sep, 2008


Lovely spot many years since visited and so much seems to have been added.

22 Sep, 2008


This is a
Beautiful Blog Andrewr thanx 4 sharing :)

22 Sep, 2008

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