Stunning gardens in an historic Banburyshire village open to the public on June 27
Beautifully tended gardens in the Banburyshire village of Warmington will be open to the public on Sunday, June 27.
The properties have offered to allow members of the public to enjoy their splendid displays in aid of the National Gardens Scheme's cancer and palliative care charities.
The nine glorious open gardens include 2 Chapel Street, Gourdon, Greenways, Hill Cottage (School Lane) , Lantern House, The Orchard, Springfield House and 1, The Wheelwrights. The cost of entry to the houses is a combined fee of £6. Accompanied children get free entry.
There is much to interest keen gardeners and heritage enthusiasts alike; an old artisan courtyard, an Elizabeth knot garden and topiary at The Manor House and new opener Hill Cottage with its elegant modern planting.
By the picture book village green is Gourdon's classic cottage garden where a French-origin wisteria, planted 15 years ago, has flowered for the first time ever last month. Historic Springfield House garden is home to rare coral-edged tree peonies. Visitors can walk on a carpet of wild strawberries grown for ground cover where the tropically lush vegetation is fed by an underwater stream.
There will be a plant sale and dogs on short leads are welcome.
Refreshments will be available in the village pub, The Plough, and the wonderful village green will be an ideal spot to have a picnic. Visit ngs.org.uk for tickets and up-to-date information.
The postcode for the village is OX17 1BU.