Private Visit to the Gardens of Christ Church

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By kind permission of The Dean and Chapter of the Cathedral Church of Christ in Oxford of the Foundation of King Henry VIII

The Gardens and Meadow at Christ Church all lie within a Grade I listed landscape, one of only three in Oxford. With Head Gardener, John James, we’ll take a tour of the gardens, visiting Tom Quad, the largest quad in Oxford, and three gardens not normally seen by visitors. The Cathedral Garden lies north of the Cathedral. Recently replanted shrub beds have a medieval medicinal planting scheme combined with old roses and a Harry Potter twist. Next is the Pococke Garden with its magnificent oriental plane tree and subtropical plantings. The Master’s Garden has traditional herbaceous borders, a Mediterranean border and extensive lawns. And, if time permits, we’ll see some of the Meadow, hear about progress to re-establish lost wildflowers and about the trial of disease-resistant elms.

A Cornish tea will be served.

Friends £20, guests £25

Maximum 40


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For further information, please contact Freya Jones at or telephone 07472 365 001.

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