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Waterperry Gardens

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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Pleasant visit

Waterperry is an interesting place to visit, even out of season...there are pleasant walks around... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lunch stop

We were travelling back from Oxford and I had won a years membership here so decided to stop for... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Reading, United Kingdom
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Waterperry Gardens - eight acres of beautifully landscaped ornamental gardens, including rose and alpine gardens and one of the country's finest herbaceous borders. Plant Centre, Garden Shop, Gift Barn, Gallery, Rural Life Museum and Teashop for...more
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A40, Wheatley OX33 1JZ, England
+44 1844 339254
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Waterperry is an interesting place to visit, even out of season...there are pleasant walks around the grounds. The cafe / restaurant food is excellent and all homemade too. We look forward to going back in the summer.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank BertheUK
Reviewed 1 week ago

Finally followed the signs from the M40 instead of driving past as usual. There was lots of interest for gardeners and those just interested to see a beautiful place and a lovely little church. Shops at the entrance and exit but nice stock and if...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Joanne M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with husband and child 2boys and one girl, instantly felt like we’re interupting their conversation, lots off giggling, when it came to pay said thankyou to the girl but was blanked. Did not feel welcoming. Great garden and food not welcoming in the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were travelling back from Oxford and I had won a years membership here so decided to stop for lunch. A very busy cafe and excellent choice of drinks and cakes. I had a jacket potato and salad which was well loaded with cheese. We...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 356wendyjohnson
Reviewed February 19, 2019

We absolutely loved exploring the walled, secret gardens and mazes, admiring the lovely sculptures and having a nose in the gift shop followed by a delicious afternoon tea. Despite going in February it still felt like there was lots to see and my 18 month...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Aimzie84
Reviewed February 1, 2019 via mobile

Went last week to have a look around the ground as it is free in January. Lovely grounds and a lot of snowdrops were out so gave it a bit of a spring feel. We visited the cafe afterwards which was surprisingly busy for a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank micholmesuk
Reviewed January 16, 2019

We visited on a cold day but received a warm welcome from staff. January garden entry is FREE! and well worth a drive to get there. A useful map showed all the areas to visit and all the plants were well labelled. The Rural Museum...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank AnnieOak
Reviewed January 15, 2019

Being a very keen gardener, I have visited Waterperry many times over the years. It has many aspects. The garden, the art gallery, the shop, the garden shop, the plant area, the fruit growing area, the restaurant/café and the fantastically interesting horticultural museum. The garden...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank janmar2017
Reviewed January 13, 2019

I visited the gardens in Jan 2019 for the first time and will definitely return in the Summer to see them at their best, and when the house is open. The landscaping is lovely and carefully planned out. The gift shops were exceptional, the museum...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed November 26, 2018

We were lucky enough to visit Waterperry Gardens on a sunny day in May. After a pleasant lunch is the cafeteria, we spent an hour and a half discovering all the parts of these historic gardens. The formal garden was especially beautiful, hung with wisteria....More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Jean S
November 9, 2018|
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Response from OE51JO | Reviewed this property |
High summer and or September for the Michaelmas daisy display. If you’re on Instagram find pathavers Head Gardener plenty of lovely photos and good guide to what’s looking good. Also the website has plenty of information... More
Claire H
May 5, 2018|
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Response from CurrymonstersTbone | Reviewed this property |
Officially no but you might get away with it in the grounds. I have seen people take them.
April 14, 2017|
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Response from clivehal | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are only allowed on a short lead around the estate and are NOT allowed within the ornamental gardens. (From official website)