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Bloxham is a large village of cottages and houses built in the local ironstone. Behind the bustling high street lie narrow lanes retaining much of their medieval street plan. Church Street is dominated by an impressive church with the highest spire in Oxfordshire. Also in the centre of the village are the significant buildings of Bloxham School, and the former Court House which is now Bloxham Museum.

Directions
Bloxham is three miles to the southwest of Banbury, with the A361 running through it.

Free parking at Godswell Park
Teas and home-made cakes will be available at Godswell Park.
Entry £5 to all the gardens and talk


Quince Cottage
Kings Road, Bloxham, OX15 4QE


Attractive garden encircling three sides of the cottage. Large lawn, impressive cherry tree, variety of herbaceous plants, rockery with significant display of geraniums and dahlias.
By kind permission of Mike and Dora Mogridge


Dovecote House
Bloxham, OX15 4ET


Traditional walled garden with range of perennials, shrubs, roses and trees.
Dogs allowed on lead.
By kind permission of Sir Tony and Lady Baldry



Godswell Park
Church Street, Bloxham, OX15 4ES


Surrounded by wonderful views of Bloxham, eight acres of grounds and terraces have been beautifully landscaped. Full of interesting plants and places to enjoy, not least summer houses to sit in, fish ponds, and an array of wildlife to watch.
Dogs allowed on lead.
By kind permission of Godswell Park Care Home



Talk and Q&A: Small trees for the garden
by Merlin Brooke-Little
Godswell Park Cinema: 4pm-4.40pm


Merlin Brooke-Little is Head of Plants at Nicholsons Garden Centre, North Aston, Oxfordshire, a 23-acre garden centre specialising in trees, hedges, and topiary.