This event has now ended, however, please do check out other upcoming Open Gardens for Katharine House Hospice this summer.

Don’t miss this opportunity to visit and enjoy eight superb and varied village gardens. Explore this lovely village and discover hidden gems, vivid colours and a diverse range of plants. Chadlington offers everything from small cottage gardens to larger formal parkland and gardens. 

Visitors can expect a warm welcome and a very enjoyable afternoon sampling the gardening delights of this lovely village.

A popular children’s playground can be found at the junction of Mill End and Chipping Norton Road and refreshments will be for sale at Café de la Post.

Event details

Opening time:  1-5pm.

Entry fee: £5 (admission to all eight gardens); children under 18 years are free. Please pay and book into a timed slot at the foot of this page. There are 50 tickets available per hour. There are now very limited numbers of tickets left, so book NOW!

Garden descriptions: see below.

Parking:  Chadlington Memorial Hall, Spelsbury Road, OX7 3NA or at the Tite Inn OX7 3NY.

Accessibility: please see individual descriptions.

Dogs: on leash welcome, except where specified (visitors are reminded to clean up after their dog).

Refreshments: Café de la Post will be open for outdoor refreshments until 4pm. The Tite Inn will be open for pre-booked tables from 6 pm – the garden has a play area.

Toilets: Sports Club, next to the Memorial Hall.

Plant stall:  Sandys House.

Details of the gardens opening for Katharine House

Upper Court Barn, Mill End

A garden of several areas and different levels, including a wisteria trellis, flowerbeds, parterre garden and central waterlily pond as well as a 'wild' garden and pond. 

Accessibility: all paths are gravel and quite narrow, and there are also steps, so access is difficult for wheelchairs.

Catsum House, Horseshoe Lane

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 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. 

Plants for sale.

Accessibility: partial wheelchair access is available down the driveway at the side, but there are steps to the main lawn area. 

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 three acres looking towards the Wychwood Forest, with water, an orchard and lots of box planting.

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 it is fairly simple to explore and view most areas.

Sorry no dogs.

Yew Tree Cottage, Mill End

A garden on different levels with long-established wisteria, box, flower beds, 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.

The Manor, Spelsbury Road

Large garden surrounding a 17th-century manor house next to the church with yew and box hedging. Simple planting with extensive unspoilt views over the Evenlode valley.

Accessibility: wheelchair accessible, if the grass is not too wet.  Some gravel but not too much.

Other Open Garden dates for your diary

For other Open Garden dates, please see Open Gardens for Katharine House.

Book your tickets here

Children under 15 are free; you only need to book tickets for adults.

Booking for this event has now closed.