Gardens to visit in Oxfordshire

gardens in oxfordshire

On the eastern fringe of the Cotswolds, Oxfordshire has a good selection of historic houses open to the public and gardens that you can visit. Oxford is a good base with the well known Oxford University Botanic Garden which houses a vast plant collection.
You can also visit William Kent's masterpiece at Rousham Park, which is very much as he designed it.
Another of our favourites is Buscot Park with canals by Harold Peto.
Oxfordshire is also well known for its pretty villages and houses so make sure you spend more than a day out here in this beautiful county.

Blenheim Palace Garden

Blenheim Palace Garden, near Woodstock

Oxfordshire, Britain’s Greatest Palace

Broughton Castle Garden near Banbury

Broughton Castle Gardens near Banbury

Oxfordshire, This moated fortified historic castle is near Banbury and whilst the gardens are not extensive this is a great day out.

Walled garden with prairie plantings and water rill at Broughton Grange Garden

Broughton Grange Garden, Banbury

Oxfordshire, The gardens at Broughton Grange have been creatively restored with a modern twist to merge beautifully with the surrounding countryside

Buscot House Gardens

Buscot Park and Gardens, near Lechlade

Oxfordshire, To enjoy Buscot Park to the full, you should take time to explore the extensive gardens that surround this late 18th century house.

Gardens in Oxfordshire

Friars Court Garden, Clanfield

Oxfordshire, Beautiful historic house with 3 acres of tranquil gardens

Greys Court Gardens

Greys Court & Garden, near Henley on Thames

Oxfordshire, The gardens surrounding the 16th century house at Greys Court are charming.

Kelmscott Manor Garden

Kelmscott Manor Gardens, near Lechlade

Oxfordshire, Kelmscott Manor - the inspirational home of William Morris, father of the Arts & Crafts movement.

Kingston Bagpuize House Garden

Kingston Bagpuize House and Garden

Oxfordshire, The beautiful Gardens at Kingston Bagpuize House created by Miss Raphael from 1939 and were influenced by her travels to China, Japan, Canada and South Africa

Oxford University Botanic Garden

Oxford University Botanic Garden and places to stay

Oxfordshire, The University of Oxford Botanic Garden probably has the most compact yet diverse collection of plants in the World

Rousham House Garden

Rousham House Garden

Oxfordshire, The garden here at Rousham House is a masterpiece by William Kent (1685 - 1748) and is one of the few gardens from this time which remain largely unaltered.

Stonor Park

Stonor Park Garden

Oxfordshire, Stonor Park is the historic home of Lord and Lady Camoys and the Stonor family for over 800 years.

Thenford Arboretum

Thenford Arboretum and Gardens, near Banbury

Oxfordshire, Home to a collection of over 5000 trees and shrubs created by Lord Heseltine and his wife Anne

Upton House Garden

Upton House Garden near Banbury

Warwickshire, The delightful gardens at Upton House surrounds a fine stone House built in 1695.

Waterperry Gardens

Waterperry Garden, near Wheatley

Oxfordshire, Established by Beatrix Havergal in the 1930’s, the 8 acre ornamental gardens at Waterperry are a must visit.