Bledington Open Garden - 7 July 2019 This fabulous Cotswold village sits in the Evenlode Valley and stands on the Oxfordshire Way about six miles from the market town of Chipping Norton. The village contains a 12th Century church and a rectangle of streets at the heart of which is the village green which has a stream running through it. A magnificent setting for an afternoon tea. The lovely garden at the Old Vicarage, which opens for Katharine House on Sunday 7 July, covers one and a half acres around a late Georgian vicarage (the house is not open to visitors). Borders and beds are filled with perennials, shrubs, and trees and the informal rose garden contains over 250 David Austin roses, underplanted with hostas, penstemons, astilbes, and astrantia. There is a small pond and vegetable patch and a wonderful paddock filled with trees, shrubs and an herbaceous border. There will be a Katharine House stall offering a range of lovely bric-a-brac for sale, and there will also be tea and cake on the village green (proceeds of the tea and cakes go to the church). Admission is by donation on the gate, with proceeds going to support Katharine House.