We are delighted to offer an interesting mix of gardens, both large and small, here in Middleton Cheney together with a chance to see inside our beautiful church.

The church will be open from 2pm to 5pm and there will be a steward to give tours. Toilets will also be available.

Event details

Opening time: 1–6pm.

Entry fee: £5 to visit all gardens; children under 18 years are free. Maps are provided of the garden locations at each open garden and you can start your tour wherever you wish.

Parking: On-street parking is normally available and a car park will be open at the end of Glovers Lane.

Accessibility: see individual garden descriptions.

Dogs: assistance dogs only.

Refreshments: tea/coffee/cake at Springfield House.

Details of the gardens opening for Katharine House

  • 38 Midway (Margaret and David Finch): a longer walk from the car park
  • 5 Longburges (Dave Vale): not suitable for wheelchairs and a longer walk from the car park
  • Springfield House, Glovers Lane (Lynn and Paul Taylor): teas available
  • Croft House, Glovers Lane (Richard and Sandy Walmsley)
  • Avon House, Glovers Lane (Mike and Jane Donahoe)
  • Pear Tree House, Glovers Lane (Roger and Barbara Charlesworth)
  • 6 Glovers Lane (Mike and Wendy Scarlett)
  • 2a Rectory Lane (Debbie and David Evans)
  • 14 Queen Street (Brian and Kathy Goodey): not suitable for wheelchair users.

About Middleton Cheney

Middleton Cheney is a village and civil parish in west Northamptonshire. The village is about three miles east of Banbury and its name means 'Middle farm/settlement’.

Traces of Neolithic, Bronze Age and Roman settlements have been found in the parish. There is a row of 19th-century almshouses on the former main road through the village.

Other Open Garden dates for your diary

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