beautiful formal gardens
stunning herbaceous borders
a great day out for all the family

Waterperry Gardens


Waterperry Gardens at Wheatley near Oxford and Thame in Oxfordshire, is a magical place where you are surrounded by beautiful trees, shrubs and flowers.

Click HERE to visit the Waterperry Gardens website.

Home to the renowned horticultural college between 1932 and 1971, the emphasis was on food production rather than spectacular ornamental gardens.  Over the past twenty years though the gardens have developed and grown, and many new projects have been undertaken and completed. You'll now find a Formal Garden, the Mary Rose Garden, a Waterlily Canal and the Long Colour Border, and we recently planted a small arboretum in the meadow area beyond the canal.

A day out at Waterperry Gardens near Oxford is guaranteed to delight and inspire garden-lovers from across the country and the world.  Founded by Beatrix Havergal more than seventy years ago as a School of Horticulture for Ladies, the gardens at Waterperry have evolved into an oasis of calm and beauty in the heart of the Oxfordshire countryside within easy driving distance of Buckinghamshire and Berkshire.

As well as meeting all your gardening needs as a garden centre, Waterperry Gardens also offers visitors the chance to savour a bygone age in the Country Life Museum and Saxon Church; events take place throughout the year, from garden-themed weekends to open air theatre;  you'll find hundreds of beautiful, affordable gift ideas to suit all tastes and budgets in our Art Gallery and Long Barn, and no visit is complete without a sumptuous, home-baked lunch or tea at the Pear Tree Teashop, all freshly made from locally-sourced produce.

Events at Waterperry Gardens.
Waterperry plays host to a number of different attractions and events throughout the year, from outdoor theatre to Art in Action, guided walks and high teas to Apple weekend. Click HERE for more information.

Last Updated: 25 Nov 2015

stay over when visiting Waterperry Gardens and Museum in this delightful and historic coaching inn hotel in nearby Thame