I had taken a group of friends across the road to Magdalen College and then onto one of the oldest botanic gardens in the world.
It took 4 thousands cart loads of muck to make the flood meadow suitable for planting.
Beautifully laid out with 8 thousand different plants, the garden has 90% of all plant families here.
There is a small cafe, but you can bring sandwiches or a picnic.
It was once the Jewish cemetary.
A really beautiful place to visit, even if you are not a gardener.