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The Upper Heyford airfield was first used in 1916. Until 1950 it was mainly used as a training base before USAF took it over as a base for aircraft in the UK. Major development of the airfield was undertaken with houses built for the airmen, and these now form the basis of the present settlement. The airfield and housing are now in a Conservation area, with airfield buildings scheduled as ancient monuments and listed buildings. Today Heyford Park is an established community of over 1000 residents for many of whom gardening is a major interest. Heyford Park presents a fascinating collection of gardens, which are hidden gems.

Entrance at 17 Roper Road
Plants stalls
Free car parking
Dogs on a lead (except at 1 Bader Drive where, sorry, dogs are not permitted)
Entry £5 (under 12s free)
Admission to all gardens

13 miles south of Banbury. Turn off A4260 at Hopcrofts Holt, left into Station Road, right into Camp Road, and then follow signs.

17 Roper Road
Heyford Park, OX25 5TS

Back garden with hardy perennials, shrubs, and summer bulbs in a cottage garden style. Front garden is a mini wildflower meadow with vegetables grown in upcycled pots on the front drive.
By kind permission of Anna Rosewell

2 Brice Road
Heyford Park, OX25 5TE

Modern garden for minimal upkeep, open spaces, borders to edges, modern architecture. All items used in the garden are recycled and sustainable.
By kind permission of Martin and Stela Roberts

7 Portal Drive North
Heyford Park, OX25 5TH

Container garden to the front and back, with emphasis on exotic plants and flowers.
By kind permission of Preben Lohse

1 Bader Drive
Heyford Park, OX25 5TN

Evolving, self-designed garden. Materials sourced for free and own labour used. Shrubs, trees, perennials, patios, swing, pathways, and wildlife pond.
By kind permission of Barbara Hughes