Stunning views to the Chiltern Hills provide a wonderful setting for this impressive garden, remodelled in 2009. Patio, heather and gravel gardens enjoy this view, whilst the back and vegetable gardens are more enclosed.
Rokefest is wall-to-wall music with an impressive selection of real ales on tap and great pub food, all set in a 16th Century pub in the South Oxfordshire village of Roke, near Benson. The festival has been running for 14 years and draws a loyal following.
11 gardens to see and 2 allotments. Flowers in the Church. Cloisters open and the Pottery open.
Teas and Cakes available from the oldest, 1437, Primary School in the country.
Organised by Ewelme Horticultural Society. Entry to all gardens is at your own risk
1¾ acre garden adjoining ancient bluebell woods created by the owner from 1995 onwards, with many areas to explore. A professionally designed vegetable garden, large composting areas, wild flower garden and pond, old and new fruit trees, many shrubs, much varied hedging and large areas of lawn.
Thame Carnival 2018 will take place on Saturday 9th June 2018.
The carnival will be raising money for the 4 schools in Thame. Barley Hill, John Hampden and St Joseph’s Primary Schools and Lord Williams’s School.
Thame High Street and Southern Road Recreation ground, Thame, Oxfordshire
Attractive small village at the foot of the Chilterns, with 5 gardens ranging from quite small to very large, all located in Brook Street. Enjoy the wild flowers whilst strolling round the lake at Town Farm Cottage, a 1½ acre garden featuring large rockery, herbaceous shrubbery, pergola, and scree planting.
Join us at Sydenham’s annual Village Fayre on June 2nd 2018 from 12.30pm until 4pm
The Fayre is held in the heart of the Oxfordshire Village of Sydenham. It centres around the picturesque village green and the village is closed to traffic which creates a wonderful traditional street Fayre.
The English Music Festival returns to Dorchester Abbey with the English Symphony Orchestra under conductor John Andrews as they open the 12th Festival programme with premières by English contemporary composers Christopher Wright and Richard Blackford, alongside a rare performance of Delius’s glorious Double Concerto.
Dorchester Abbey, Dorchester-on-Thames (also Radley College and Sutton Courtenay)
Lord Nuffield’s history with motor cars attracts a variety of car clubs to Nuffield Place. Motor cars from visiting car clubs are parked outside the front of the house for visitors to enjoy seeing. Cars will usually arrive at Nuffield Place in the morning and generally stay for a couple of hours.
Nuffield Place, Huntercombe, near Henley-on-Thames
You can now join a Guided Historic Town Walk on any Saturday morning, from the end-March until the end-September starting from beneath the Town Hall at 11.00am. Walks last 1 - 2 hours and cost £5 per head, as a donation to support Wallingford Museum.
Wallingford Town Hall
Today, Sat 2 Jun, Sat 9 Jun, Sat 16 Jun, Sat 23 Jun
Wallingford Museum’s latest exhibition is creating great interest with its ’Treasures with Tales’ exhibition. Residents from Wallingford and the surrounding villages have loaned the museum a wide variety of fascinating objects, each with its own special significance - from exotic to fun to poignant!
Wallingford Museum, Flint House, 52 High Street, Wallingford
Today, Mon 28 May to Sun 3 Jun, Tue 5 Jun to Sun 10 Jun, Tue 12 Jun to Sun 17 Jun, Tue 19 Jun to Sun 24 Jun
Sale of donations in aid of Stokenchurch Dog Rescue.
Lots of bargains to be had!
Clothes, shoes and bags, linen,
Bric-a-brac and collectables,
Dog food and sundries,
Books and Dvds,
Toys and puzzles,
Stokenchurch Dog Rescue
Oxford Road (A40)
Enjoy a pint from the brake coach bar while travelling behind a heritage diesel loco which used to work on the Guinness Park Royal Brewery. The C&WR runs through beautiful South Oxfordshire countryside between Wallingford and Cholsey, first opening in 1866 and now run by enthusiasts.
Enjoy a traditional meal as you travel in a 1950’s railway carriage through lovely South Oxfordshire scenery between Wallingford and Cholsey. The line opened in 1866 but closed in 1959, and has since been kept alive by dedicated enthusiasts operating diesel and steam services.
The Chilterns Walking Festival invites you to explore the landscapes, locations and legends of The Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with an exciting programme of guided walks, activities and special events available.
The Chilterns covers Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire
Rugfest is back! - Now in its Eighth year and hosted by Wallingford Rugby club, this ever expanding summer festival offers fans the very best musical talent from across the country, tonnes of activities for all the family and a superb range of beverages and cuisine to make a memorable weekend for all.
Rugfest- Wallingford's Summer Music Festival Scouting for Girls, Michael Baker, Rews, The Inflatables, RSVP Bhangra, Martin Harley & more. Artists performing: Scouting For Girls, Rews, Martin Harley.: Tickets avaiable.
Don’t miss our giant Plant Sale helping to raise money for the Oxford Botanic Garden and the Arboretum. All our plants are donated from a variety of sources – the Botanic Garden, many generous Friends, College Head Gardeners, University Parks and some local nurseries.
Our Annual two day Country Show is on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th May from 10 am to 5 pm both days. Lots to see such as Pets Corner, Llamas, Dog Agility, Model and Crafts Displays as well as a variety of vintage cars, motorbikes and more.
Island Farm Donkey Sanctuary, Old Didcot Road, Brightwell-cum-Sotwell, Nr. Wallingford, .
Four adjoining gardens in the historic coaching village of Wheatley. Catchmole Cottage garden has been developed over 30 yrs to provide sanctuary for wildlife, birds, insects and slow-worms. Surrounded by ancient walls and high shrubs the garden is a frost pocket so is planted with hardy perennials, shrubs and ferns.
A fabulous family friendly and FREE music event. Music from many many local bands in the setting of the beautiful large garden with river frontage of The Plough Inn. Lots of activities for the family and amazing raffle prizes including 2 tickets to the concert by The Cure in Hyde park .
The Plough Inn, 35 High Street, Long Wittenham, OX144QJ
Four gardens open on Sun 22 Apr. Bakers Close, partly walled with terraced lawns, rockery, shrubs and wild area. A spring planting of 1000’s of daffodils, narcissi and tulips. Barrys Close has a collection of spring flowering trees forming a backdrop to borders, pools and a water garden.
Haddenham’s extremely popular traditional village fete takes place on the 9th June around its beautiful duck pond and village green - which has been the location for several episodes of Midsomer Murders.
Join Jackie Hunt, Turn End’s gardener for an exploration of the different areas of Turn End garden. Jackie will identify a range of easy to care for plants that tolerate low light levels, including plants for the trickiest of garden areas, dry shade.
Join Jackie Hunt, Turn End’s gardener for a glass of Pimms or cordial and a leisurely stroll to enjoy the scent and colour of midsummer in Turn End garden. Turn End consists of an award-winning house and an internationally renowned garden.
In a pressure-free, relaxed environment you will enjoy drama and singing workshops led by local actors, directors and vocal coaches. You won’t need to learn pages of script, there are no solos, no auditions, no expectations of experience, and never any pressure to do something you are not comfortable with.
Every week at Rose Hill Community Centre, Open Stage Arts hosts fun singing and drama workshops for adults, taught by local actors, directors, singers, vocal coaches and musical directors. The sessions are suitable for all ages and all abilities, no experience is necessary.
Hugh Thomson is an author, film maker and explorer, best known for his prize-winning work ‘The Green Road into the Trees’. Hugh joins us to talk about his latest book ‘One Man and a Mule’.
For centuries mules were used to transport goods across Britain.
Maggie’s Oxford, Churchill Hospital, Old Road, Headington
Secluded old village with renowned Norman church, featured on cover of Pevsner’s Oxon Guide. Visit 8 gardens ranging in variety and style from the large Malt House garden and a thatched C17 cottage garden to mixed family gardens with shady borders and vegetable.
Enjoy early summer garden blooms in the evening sun, with drinks and canaps. Every Tuesday and Thursday in June pre-booked guests can enjoy touring the garden at exactly the time of year and time of day when the garden is at its most magical.
It’s the best way to spend a spring Sunday morning! Race, run or jog - or just stroll - 3¼ miles (5¼ km) through lovely Bagley Wood, in our annual charity fun run and walk.
There are trophies, medals, puzzles and prizes - something for everyone, so bring the family.
Get some chalk on your boots! investigates football through an exploration of its sounding cultures: from the ephemeral football soundscapes of the parish council pitches of South Oxfordshire to the terraces of the Stadio Mario Rigamonti, home of Brescia 1911, currently playing in Italy’s Serie B; the terrace culture...
Club Rio - Fri 1 June at the Marlborough Club, Didcot, the venue for over 30’s playing dance music from the 70’s, 80’s right through to the present day entry £5 Dress code; smart, casual Tel: 07789428795 featuring Utopia Disco
The Didcot & Oxfordshire Toy Fair is one of the UK’s top regular toy, train and collector’s fairs. Organised by the same people that run the highly successful Cirencester and Swindon Toy & Train Fairs, the event is staged four times a year in the town’s Civic Hall and attracts a great mix of dealers offering a diverse...
Sign up to our unique trek taking in the stunning scenery of the Thames Valley. Mainly hugging the magnificent Thames Path you’ll start at Hambledon Lock twisting through Henley, Hurley, Maidenhead and Eton before finishing with a complimentary glass of bubbles in Royal Windsor.
Starting from Culden Faw, Henley on Thames or Stubbings Estate, Maidenhead
?Where better to immerse yourself in Kenneth Grahame’s classic The Wind in the Willows than at Withymead?
Set on the banks of the Thames, Withymead can well be imagined as the setting for The River Bank or The Wild Wood.
Within 4½ acres, set into hillside, the garden has panoramic views of the Chiltern landscape. Well established trees and shrubs with yr-round interest has been redesigned in the last 6 yrs maintaining some original features dating to C19.