Open Gardens - Chadlington Date: Sunday 17 May Opening times: 1-5pm Entry fee: £5 Description: There are nine gardens opening on behalf of Katharine House. Please see the individual descriptions for each garden below. Parking: Use Chadlington Memorial Hall, Spelsbury Road, Chadlington OX7 3NA. Accessibility: Each garden differs; see the individual descriptions below. Dogs: On leash please, unless otherwise indicated below. Refreshments: Available in the village at the Cafe de la Post and the church, but these are not open as a part of the Open Gardens event. Upper Court Barn, Mill End A garden of several areas and different levels, including a wisteria trellis, flowerbeds, parterre garden and a central waterlily pond, as well as a 'wild' garden and pond. Accessibility: All paths are gravelled and quite narrow and there are also steps, so access is difficult for wheelchairs. Yew Tree Cottage, Mill End A garden on different levels with long-established wisteria, box, flowerbeds, pond and fountain. Accessibility: Steps and narrow paths make wheelchair access difficult although parts of the garden can be viewed from the paved entrance area. Catsum House, Horseshoe Lane Catsum House has a formal cottage garden with shrubs and bedding plants as well as a vegetable garden. Accessibility: The vegetable plot will be difficult to access in a wheelchair due to its narrow paths. Sandys House, Bull Hill Spring bulbs, perennials and shrubs create a colourful mix in this informal cottage-style garden to the rear of the former Sandys Arms pub. The site is one of a number of locations showing the work of local artists as part of the Oxfordshire Artweeks event in May. Plant sale: There will be a sale of home-grown perennials and annual plants. (Please note the plant sale is separate from the Katharine House event.) Accessibility: Partial wheelchair access is available down the driveway at the side, but there are steps to the main lawn area. Mill Brook, Brook End A mixture of formal areas and cottage garden borders. Chadlington's famous brook runs through this mature garden, with its clipped hedging, box parterre, fruit garden and overflowing cottage-style borders. Accessibility: The long gravel drive may make this garden unsuitable for wheelchair users. Rose Cottage, East End A surprisingly large cottage garden with an old pigsty, orchard, hen run, several greenhouses, many shrubs and lots of pots and roses. The rarely seen National Watering Can Collection will also be on display. Accessibility: Hazards include uneven ground and unpaved paths. There are steps and no wheelchair access. Holybourne House, Chapel Row A simple formal garden of 3 acres looking towards the Wychwood Forest, with water, an orchard and lots of box planting. Accessibility: Dense gravel driveway to gardens may be a little difficult for wheelchairs. Ashcroft Furlong, West End Hidden behind the stone wall, formal hedging and house is a diverse mixture of trees, borders, lawns, orchard and vegetables, set in approximately half an acre. Accessibility: Wheelchair access is difficult, but not prohibitive. Within the garden most areas are fairly simple to explore and view. No dogs. The Manor, Spelsbury Road Large garden surrounding the 17th-century manor next to the church with yew and box hedging. Simple planting with extensive unspoilt views over the Evenlode valley. Other Open Garden dates for your diary For other Open Garden dates, please see our introduction to Open Gardens for Katharine House.