During 2021, we are planning for all our events to be operated in a COVID-safe way. Under these arrangements, entry is by ADVANCED BOOKING, although a limited numbers of tickets will be available at the gate for each hourly slot on a first come, first serve basis, so please book in advance to avoid disappointment or delay in entering the Fair.. The tickets will have timed, allocated slots throughout the day, with a limit on the number of tickets issued in each hourly slot, and we will be spacing out our exhibitor stalls as much as is possible at each venue to allow for social distancing.
As the year progresses we may be able to relax the arrangements. PLEASE CHECK BACK TO OUR WEBSITE REGULARLY for the latest event information.
The ticket price includes entry to both the Fair and Garden. Tickets may be booked via the links at our website.
Prebooking is only required for adult visitors; accompanying children under 16 are admitted free of charge and you do not need to prebook for them.
Please note dogs are only allowed on a short lead around the estate and are NOT allowed within the Ornamental Gardens or Fair.
The 8-acre gardens at Waterperry date back to the 1930’s when the estate was home to Beatrix Havergal’s famous School of Horticulture for Women. Waterperry’s reputation for education and horticultural excellence continues to this day. The teaching gardens have now been transformed into ornamental gardens, including a rose garden, formal knot garden and a canal studded with waterlilies. One of the few original features is the 60m (200ft) herbaceous border. Just a stone’s throw from historic Oxford, Waterperry Gardens offer a sense of wellbeing, plants in beautiful settings, special garden spaces and gardening inspiration in a tranquil, rural setting.
All our events are held in beautiful and prestigious gardens, each with its own unique character, from those with histories stretching back centuries to more modern gardens created in recent years. A day out at one of our fairs a really enjoyable and inspiring experience for everyone, whether a novice or experienced gardener.
The nurseries that attend our Fairs are carefully selected to ensure that they are genuine growers who produce most or all of the plants that they sell themselves. We try offer the widest possible range of plants to our visitors, including perennials, shrubs and trees, alpines, bulbs and exotic plants, and all of our nursery owners are experts in the plants that they grow. They are all always happy to offer all the advice that you need to select and grow the right plants for your garden.
Full details, including a list of the nurseries attending the event and the arrangements for event catering, can be found at the website link.
Waterperry Gardens, Waterperry, Nr. Wheatley Oxfordshire OX33 1JZ