Waterperry Gardens

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View in Waterperry Gardens
Museum at Waterperry Gardens

Waterperry Gardens are a garden with a museum in the village of Waterperry near Wheatley east of Oxford in Oxfordshire, England.[1][2]

Beatrix Havergal (1901–1980) established the Waterperry School of Horticulture, a school of horticulture for ladies, that existed there from 1932 until her retirement in 1971.[3] There are eight acres of landscaped ornamental gardens with an alpine garden, formal knot garden, herbaceous borders, riverside walk, rose garden, and water-lily canal. There are also five acres of orchards. The garden has the National Collection of Kabschia saxifrages. Other facilities include a gallery, garden shop, gift shop, museum, plant centre, and tea shop.

The Museum of Rural Life is located in an 18th-century granary building, with displays of implements and tools.[4]

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  1. ^ "Waterperry Gardens". TripAdvisor. Retrieved 30 July 2017. 
  2. ^ "Waterperry Garden, near Wheatley". Great British Gardens. UK. Retrieved 30 July 2017. 
  3. ^ "Waterperry Gardens". Gardenvisit.com. Retrieved 30 July 2017. 
  4. ^ "Waterperry Gardens". Experience Oxfordshire. Retrieved 30 July 2017. 

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