An impressive 25 acres of gardens and light woodland in an attractive Oxfordshire setting. The centrepiece is a large terraced walled garden created by Tom Stuart-Smith in 2001. Vision has been used to blend the gardens into the countryside.
In two charming small villages of Sibford Gower and Sibford Ferris, off the beaten track with thatched stone cottages, five contrasting gardens ranging from an early C20 Arts and Crafts house (not open) and garden, to varied cottage gardens bursting with bloom, interesting planting and some unusual plants.
Superheroes wanted for our Midnight Walk!
Brand new 10 mile or 6 mile route
Dress up as a Superhero or remember your own personal hero to raise money for people facing life-limiting illness in our community!
Banbury Rugby Club, DCS Stadium at Bodicote Park, Bodicote
Midnight Walk 2018
Calling all Superheroes! Grab your cape, and sign up for the 12th Midnight Walk on Saturday 7 July.
Starting out from Banbury Rugby Club, join hundreds of others along a brand new 10 or 6 mile route for a smashing night of superhero fun!
Our Bruegel painting ’Massacre of the Innocents’ has been off for conservation, join us to find out some of the fascinating things we found out about it. Join us for a fascinating talk by one of our volunteers on the history of our Bruegel painting ’Massacre of the Innocents’.
Treat yourself to a delicious afternoon tea in our vintage kitchen. Enjoy a traditional spread of scones with jam and cream, a selection of finger sandwiches and some dainty cakes of the season with a Wimbledon twist! All washed down with a pot of your favourite tea.
Combine a visit to Upton house and our beautiful spring gardens with a visit our first ever summer fair where you’ll find interesting hand made local products such as textiles, foods and arts and crafts.
Discover all things Gin on this weekend dedicated to the drink of the period. The specialist team from Cotswold Distillery are on hand to provide you with a masterclass on making the perfect gin and tonic, try a variety of their Gin’s and take away some ideas to create your own cocktail.
Treat yourself to a delicious afternoon tea in our vintage kitchen. Enjoy a traditional spread of scones with jam and cream, a selection of finger sandwiches and some dainty cakes of the season, all washed down with a pot of your favourite tea.
This year our Jazz festival is back with a bang! We have the fabulous Great Central Big Band, featuring no less than 20 members. Here to thrill and entertain you with some classic jazz era numbers. We have the fabulous Great Central Big Band, featuring no less than 20 members.
Join us for a fascinating talk by one of our volunteers, Jane Moffat on Fashion in the 1930s. Join us for a fascinating talk by one of our volunteers, Jane Moffat on Fashion in the 1930s. Jane will have a variety of examples to show you and offers an interactive, fun and engaging talk.
Interesting plantsman’s garden extending to about 1½ acres, set in the rolling hills of the North Cotswolds with wonderful views over unspoilt countryside. The garden is well developed considering it was planted 15 yrs ago. Small vegetable garden, beautiful sunken rose garden with herbaceous and shrub borders.
The North Aston Fête has become a highlight of the local summer calendar, and this year the event takes place on Saturday 14th July. The Fête includes performances by the Yarnton Brass Band and a colourful visit by around 100 Japanese students in traditional kimonos and hakama.
Pretty Hornton stone village sheltering in the lee of the Burton Dassett hills, well wooded with parkland setting and The Old Rectory mentioned in Domesday Book. Wide variety of gardens including kitchen gardens, cottage, gravel and tropical gardens.
We supply a fabulous vintage chair, a choice of materials, the use of the Frenchic chalk paint colour range and all the materials & knowledge required to produce a fantastic statement piece chair.
No need to bring anything with you.
Da Capo was founded in 2007 since when it has established a considerable reputation for fine a capella singing. The choir has built up a substantial repertoire of music spanning 6 centuries and many countries. The style of music ranges from sacred to secular and from serious to humorous.
Close to the Burton Dassett Country Park, Northend opens the village gardens to the public. From the splendour of the garden at The Manor House to the quaintness of a small cottage garden, there is something for everyone.
Tickets can be purchased at the Village Hall.
The garden was in an extremely dilapidated and overgrown state; over the past 24 yrs we have tried to recapture its original glory. There are beautiful trees in 80 acres of parkland, old waterway and fish ponds, 1620 church in grounds.
Indulge your inner artisan with stalls and demonstrations for all the family.
Showcasing a wonderful range of vintage games and workshops, to historic craft demonstrations and local choirs, you won’t want to miss this fantastic day out in the beautiful surroundings of our parkland.
Walled cottage garden on a slope, not very large, but densely planted with hardy perennials and traditional cottage garden plants. Small lawn with seating available, surrounded by rockery and mixed low planting.
Charming unspoilt stone built village in a conservation area. Three very different beautiful gardens. The Mill with bridges over the millstream and a spectacular waterfall, wildlife pond and a kitchen garden.
Robin, an experienced wheelwright and friend of the Yard, will be showing and talking about the wood he uses for wheel making, the skills required and tricks used to assemble the wheel from a seemingly hopeless pile of odd wooden shapes.
We are delighted to be participating once more in this county-wide arts and crafts extravaganza. For one day only, we will be hosting local artists who will be exhibiting and selling original artworks including ceramics, paintings, photography and jewellry.
Hand spinning is the art of twisting fibres or fleece into a continuous thread using a spinning wheel or drop spindle. The thread is spun thick or thin, plied or unplied, and can be dyed or used in its natural state for knitting or weaving.