South Newington is a beautiful Cotswolds village in North Oxfordshire mid way between Banbury and Chipping Norton.

Most of the village is a conservation area and retains the character of a small, thriving village with a strong local community.

Nine village gardens will be open from 1pm to 4.30pm on Friday 3 June and include an interesting mix of formal, cottage and courtyard gardens. 

All are within easy walking distance of the 11th-century Grade 1 listed church (with famous wall paintings) at the centre of the village, which will also be open and is fully wheelchair accessible.

    Event details

    Opening time: 1–4.30pm.

    Tea and cake will be served in the Village Hall.

    Field Parking is available adjacent to South Newington House OX15 4JL at the top of the village on Barford Road.

    Entry for adults is £5 each, which gives access to all gardens. Maps will be provided of the garden locations at each open garden and you can start your tour wherever you wish. Purchase your tickets in advance from this webpage (see below) or pay by CASH ONLY on the day.

    Children under 18 are free but must be supervised at all times as there are ponds and beehives in some gardens. 

    Accessibility: none of the gardens are fully accessible, due to steps, gravel and uneven surfaces, but partial wheelchair access is available in most.

    Dogs are welcome but must be kept on leads.

    Plant stall: on the High Street.

    Details of the gardens opening for Katharine House

    • The Barn House, Green Lane OX15 4JQ
    • The Barn, Green Lane OX15 4JH
    • Wingate Cottage, The Town OX15 4JG
    • College Farm, The Town OX15 4JG
    • Millstream Farmhouse, Moor Lane OX15 4JQ
    • Chapel House, High Street OX15 4JN
    • Bush House, Wiggington Road OX15 4JR (across the busy A361 from the village)
    • South Newington House, Barford Road OX15 4JL
    • South Newington Mill, South Newington Road (A361) OX15 4JE (if walking is difficult, please park in the Duck on the Pond pub near to the Mill)

    Other Open Garden dates for your diary

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

    Book a place

    Ticket Quantity Price

    Adult entry South Newington

    Decrease Increase £5.00