april, 2020

05apr14:0017:30ASHBROOK HOUSE14:00 - 17:30 Blewbury Oxfordshire OX11 9QA

Time

(Sunday) 14:00 - 17:30

Location

Ashbrook House

Blewbury Oxfordshire OX11 9QA

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Event Details

EXPLORE the garden where Kenneth Grahame read Wind in the Willows to local children and where he took inspiration for his description of the oak doors to Badger’s House.

Come and see, you may catch a glimpse of Toad and friends in this 3½ acre chalk and water garden, where in spring the banks are a mass of daffodils.

This garden has evolved over 30 years under the present ownership and includes many interesting features including a bog garden, fruit orchard, herbaceous borders and a large glass house and vegetable plot.

The stream arises in the garden and a small lake stocked with trout, ducks and moorhens completes the scene. In the last few years there have been exciting changes to the landscape as a new dwelling was constructed into the hill in the northeast corner and the site of a saxon dwelling was discovered.

Home-made teas. Adult £5, children free.

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