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Oxfordshire host some of the best examples of classic English Gardens. The botanical gardens feature garden designs and garden landscaping made famous by English landscape architects of the 18th century such as Capability Brown and William Kent.

Plan your tour of English gardens and enjoy the hospitality of our hotel, situated near some of the most famous gardens in England: Stowe Landscape Gardens, Claydon Estate Garden, Oxford Botanic Garden and Blenheim Palace Gardens.

English Gardens near the Deddington Arms Hotel


Blenheim Palace Gardens

Althorp House GardenBlenheim Palace gardens are one of the great 18th century parks landscaped by `Capability´ Brown. The Secret Garden is one of Blenheim Palace's most popular attractions for plant lovers as it is a garden for all seasons, combining mature trees with new plantings. The beauty and tranquility of the formal gardens, Water Terraces, Rose Garden and
the natural charm of the Arboretum. ´Blenheim Bygones´ Exhibition and the Marlborough Maze are open in the Pleasure Gardens. The Lake and Vanbrugh's Grand Bridge provide the perfect setting for some lovely walks.
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Gardens Open:
Mid-March to 31st October.
Daily. Open 10.30am to 5.30pm. Park open all year, daily except
25th December, from 9am to dusk.

Deddington Arms - 11 miles

Cartwright, Aynho - 14 miles

White Hart
Dorchester on Thames
- 19 miles

Villiers, Buckingham - 27 miles

Broughton Castle Garden

Althorp House Garden"A Medieval/Tudor moated manor house and garden. The planting design is predominantly twentieth century. There are herbaceous and shrub borders. The walled garden has box-edged rose beds and mixed borders."
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Garden Open: May to 15
September. Wednesday,
Sunday and Bank Holiday
Mondays. Also Thursdays in
July & August and Easter
Sunday and Monday. Open
2pm to 5pm.

Deddington Arms - 5 miles

Cartwright, Aynho - 8 miles

Claydon Estate Garden

Claydon Estate Garden"A walled garden created in the eighteenth century for the 2nd Earl Verney. There is a large Victorian kitchen garden, a pool garden with a restored
nineteenth century greenhouse and a rose garden with a focus on Scottish roses".
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Gardens Open:
Early March to beginning November. Saturday to Wednesday. Open 12pm to 5pm

Villiers, Buckingham - 7 miles

Cartwright, Aynho - 18 miles

Deddington Arms - 21 miles


Evenley Wood Garden

Evenley Wood Garden"This 60 acre, private woodland garden has been planted over the last 28 years in the natural setting of an existing woodland. A huge variety of plants ranging from trees and shrubs, including notable collections of oak, apple, pear and euonymus, to a
wide selection of bulbs, including many varieties of
snowdrops, scillas, daffodils and an extensive collection of lilies."
( Photograph © Laure Ballu
Gardens Open:
All openings 11am to 5pm.
Autumn Colour: Sat/ Sun end October

Cartwright, Aynho - 6 miles

Villiers, Buckingham - 8 miles

Deddington Arms - 9 miles

Farnborough Hall Garden

Farnborough Hall Garden"A mid-eighteenth century stone house with a landscape garden designed with the help of Sanderson Miller. There is a great S-shaped
terrace with two temples giving outward views which rank with Rievaulx Terrace and Castle Howard
as steps toward the landscape parks of the late eighteenth century."
( Photograph © Eric Hardy

Garden Open:
April to September., Wednesday and Saturday., Also open Sunday and Monday of the first bank holiday weekend in May.
Open 2pm to 5:30pm.

Cartwright, Aynho - 13 miles

Deddington Arms - 13 miles

Villiers, Buckingham - 23miles

Oxford Botanic Garden

University Of Oxford Botanic Garden"Britain's oldest botanic garden is near the centre of the city. It is a classic seventeenth century walled garden. Founded in 1621, the planting design is more botanical than aesthetic. Loudon described the garden as 'a venerable establishment. . . entered by a noble stone archway, through which is seen a vista to the other extremity of the garden."
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Garden Open:
All year. Daily (except Christmas Day and Good Friday). Open 9am to 6pm in summer (closes earlier in winter).

White Hart
Dorchester on Thames
- 9 miles

Deddington Arms - 17 miles

Cartwright, Aynho - 20 miles

Villiers, Buckingham - 25 miles

Rousham House Garden

Althorp House Garden"Rousham is the purest example of an Augustan landscape garden, designed by William Kent on a
framework made by Charles Bridgeman in the 1720s. One's first Roman encounter is with statues recalling the Imperial games: a lion mauls a horse and a gladiator dies with restrained agony. A path leads into the woods and the Venus Vale, with statues of Pan, a faun, and Venus, from whom Caesar claimed descent. A sweetly serpentine rill flows in a stone channel from the Cold Bath into the Venus Vale. In another glade, a Temple overlooks the River Cherwell."
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Garden Open:
All year. Daily. Open 10am to 6pm (last admission at 4.30 pm or dusk if
earlier). Rousham House is only open
by prior arrangement.

Deddington Arms - 6 miles

Cartwright, Aynho - 9 miles

Villiers, Buckingham - 20 miles

Shakespeare Houses and Gardens

Shakespeare Houses and Gardens"Managed by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Stratford-upon-Avon has 5 Tudor houses and gardens linked to William Shakespeare: Shakespeare's birthplace: New Place/Nash's House, Hall's Croft, Anne Hathaway's Cottage, Mary Arden's House and Shakespeare's Birthplace. They all have re-created gardens and they are all worth visiting."
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Gardens Open:
All year. Daily except
23rd to 26th December.

Deddington Arms - 33 miles

Cartwright, Aynho - 33 miles

Villiers, Buckingham - 41 miles

Sulgrave Manor and Gardens

Sulgrave Manor

“The largest UK collection of George Washington memorabilia demonstrating the British contribution to the origins of the USA with a separate exhibition on George's life and career in the US”

Gardens Open

Saturdays and Sundays in April through October from noon.

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in May through October from 2:00 p.m. (August only - from noon)

Villiers, Buckingham - 16 miles

Cartwright, Aynho - 14 miles

Deddington Arm - 14 miles

White Hart
Dorchester on Thames
- 38 miles

Stowe Landscape Gardens

Stowe Landscape Gardens"Stowe Landscape Gardens is an extraordinary, living, breathing work of art. With its ornamental lakes, glorious open spaces, wooded valleys and adorned with over 40 monument temples in all sizes and styles from Gothic to Classical, this magnificent landscape park is one of the supreme creations of the Georgian era."
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Gardens Open:
March to October - open 10:30am to
5:30pm Wednesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays.
November to February - open 10:30am to 4pm Saturday and
Sunday. Closed Christmas.

Villiers, Buckingham - 2 miles

Cartwright, Aynho - 12 miles

Deddington Arm - 15 miles

White Hart
Dorchester on Thames
- 38 miles

Upton House Garden

Upton House Garden"Created from two spring-fed valleys on the Warwickshire/ Oxfordshire border, the gardens have been in use since the 12th century, but were largely transformed by Kitty Lloyd-Jones for Lady Bearsted in the 1920s and 30s, with the creation of cascading terraces on the valley sides, extensive herbaceous borders, and a rare Bog Garden on the site of medieval fish ponds. There are large lawns, terraced borders, elegant stone staircases, rose garden, orchards, and a rare kitchen display garden."
( Photograph © Eric Hardy
Garden Open:
March to October. Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and daily in August. Open 11am to 5pm. Also open weekends November to mid December 12pm to 4pm.

Deddington Arms - 13 miles

Cartwright, Aynho - 13 miles

Villiers, Buckingham - 24 miles

Warwick Castle Garden

Warwick Castle Garden"A great medieval castle beside the River Avon, with park and garden. Lancelot Brown removed the old parterres and swept the land down from the castle to the river. In the nineteenth century Robert Marnock added a hexagonal parterre and a rose garden (c1870). Known as the Peacock Garden, it is in front of the conservatory which contains a reproduction of the famous Warwick Vase which used to belong to the family."
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Gardens Open:
All year. Daily except 25th December., Open 10am to 6pm
(or 5pm October to March).

Deddington Arms - 26 miles

Cartwright, Aynho - 27 miles

Villiers, Buckingham - 35 miles

Waddesdon Manor Garden

Waddesdon Manor Garden"The house was started in 1877. Five parallel drives lead to the north front. The garden contains Italian terraces,a lavish aviary, a rock garden made from artificial Pulham stone, Italian, French and Dutch statues, a large collection of specimen trees and shrubs. The practice of furnishing the terraces with elaborate bedding has been resumed."
( Photograph © Hugh Palmer
Garden Open:
Mid March to Christmas. Wednesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday
Mondays, January to March open Weekends only. Open 10am to 5pm.

Villiers, Buckingham - 22 miles

Cartwright, Aynho - 23 miles

Deddington Arms - 26 miles

White Hart
Dorchester on Thames
- 33 miles

Waterperry Gardens

Waterperry Gardens"The gardens date back to 1932 when Miss Beatrix Havergal opened her School of Horticulture for Ladies. The 8 acre ornamental gardens include a rose and formal knot garden, water-lily canal, riverside walk, and one of the finest purely herbaceous borders in the country. Herbaceous nursery stock beds provide a living catalogue of plants, and there's also an alpine garden, and the National Collection of Kabschia Saxifrages."
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Gardens Open:
All year. Daily. Open 10am to 5.30pm (5pm November to
February). Closed over the Christmas

White Hart
Dorchester on Thames
- 16 miles

Deddington Arms - 23 miles

Cartwright, Aynho - 22 miles

Villiers, Buckingham - 32 miles

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