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A beautiful village on the south bank of the River Swere, South Newington is surrounded by meadows, small farms and views of the countryside. Houses and cottages huddle peacefully behind the narrow road snaking through the village. The early 14th century Norman church is famous for its well-preserved wall paintings

  • Free car parking, tickets and map of gardens available at South Newington House.
  • Tea, Home-made cakes and Raffle in the Village Hall, Barford Road, South Newington, OX15 4JL.
  • Entry £6.00 per day (under 12s free) Admission to all gardens

Directions
Five miles south of Banbury. Take the A361 from Banbury, and in South Newington, turn left into the Barford Road into free carpark. Sat Nav postcode: OX15 4JL.


Bush House, Wiggington Road, South Newington, OX15 4JR


Created in 2011, nearly three acres of herbaceous borders, shrubs, dual-level pond and stream. Orchard screened by roses and vines. Kitchen garden, walled parterre, knot garden. Approximately 1,000 native broad-leaved trees planted from 2008 around an eight acre field. Only assistance dogs permitted.
By kind permission of Roberta and John Ainley


South Newington House Barford Road, South Newington, OX15 4JW

Created over the last 25 years, over two acres of herbaceous borders, shrubs, orchard, large kitchen garden and walled parterre. Garden designed for year-round interest and colour. Only assistance dogs permitted.
By kind permission of David and Claire Swan


Springfield House, Barford Road, South Newington, OX15 4JL


A garden in the centre of the village with a range of interesting plants, shrubs, and mature trees.
By kind permission of Andrew and Caroline Wells


Old Bakehouse, The Slibber, South Newington, OX15 4JF


A garden of approximately half an acre, surrounded by mature trees. Mixed herbaceous and shrub borders. Raised Hornton stone ornamental fish pond and formal vegetable garden.
By kind permission of Peter and Jane Perry


The Little Forge, The Town, South Newington, OX15 4JG


Small well established garden with mature trees, shrubs and interesting features. Near a 12th century Grade 1 listed gem of a church, famous for its wall paintings. Dogs allowed on lead.
By kind permission of Michael Pritchard


Wingate Cottage, The Town, South Newington, OX15 4JG


Previously the pride and joy of the former owners, the present owners took over the house three years ago. They have now re-designed and re-planted the garden themselves. There is a Mediterranean-style patio garden on the west side and on the east side a more traditional English cottage garden and vegetable patch. Dogs allowed on lead.
By kind permission of Peter and Sue Thomas


College Farm, The Tower, South Newington, OX15 4JG


Attractive garden with pleasant enclosed feel with adjacent 17th century barn and Grade 2 listed house, with colony of nesting swifts under the slates and white doves in the barn. Special feature is the walk around the mown meadow where the Swere brook passes through a variety of fine trees. Dogs allowed on lead.
By kind permission