Waterperry Gardens

I visited a stunning garden last week, Waterperry Gardens in Oxfordshire. It was home to a renowned horticultural college between 1932 and 1971, when a Miss Beatrix Havergal opened a School of Horticulture for ladies.

Some close-ups

Astrantia

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Hydrangea arborescens ‘Annabelle’

Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle'

Dahlia

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Helianthus

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It’s been developed over the past twenty years and has some fantastic areas in the gardens. My favourite was the famous herbaceous border, it’s sixty metres of pure gorgeousness!

The Herbaceous Border

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It was a haven of colour, jewel-like tones popped out at you from every corner. There were delphiniums, alchilleas, phlox, salvias, campanulas, echinacea, heleniums, verbascum. . . I wanted to transfer the border into my own garden at home!

Close-ups

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Heleniums

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A verbascum, reaching for the sky!

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A delicate Nigella damascena

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Even though the herbaceous border was the definite highlight there were also some other lovely areas too. The woodland walk was nice and shady on such a blazingly hot summer’s day, the roses in the Mary Rose garden smelt divine.

In the woods

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Orchard

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Formal Garden

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Mary Rose Garden

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Close-ups

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More herbaceous beds and borders

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I loved the small canal with waterlilies floating on the top, somehow even just seeing water on a hot day makes me feel cooler.

Waterlily canal

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Close-up

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It was a fantastic day, a garden I can’t recommend enough to visit. Hope you enjoyed the photos! πŸ™‚

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11 thoughts on “Waterperry Gardens

  1. Oh Becka! I think I am high on the fragrance alone and that is something since it must be imagined! Deliciously Divine!!!
    Are you on LinkedIn? If you would add LinkedIn to your sharing buttons I could post it on my LinkedIn pages. πŸ™‚ xxx

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