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Eynsham Parish Council

Gardening in Eynsham

  • Introduction

    Stroll round the village at any time of year for a kaleidoscope of images even more varied than the housing exotic and exuberant, quirky or ingenious, relaxed or immaculate, stylish or seductive.

    But come back in June or July, when clematis spill over the walls and hollyhocks line the footpaths, for a closer look.

    The gallery offers a visual taster and quick links to the relevant features.

    Garden Sharing - latest news >>

  • Allotments

    The village has two fields at the end of Oxford Road, divided into 90 allotments. The Allotments Association leases them from the Parish Council and manages them on a day-to-day basis. Usually one or two plots are available to rent and some are divided in half.

    View feature & slideshow >>

  • Country Market

    Plants on sale outside St Leonard's Church Hall 09:00-10:30 every Thursday, weather permitting, except in January. And more indoors - view feature & slideshow >>

    '.. Even in winter we sell locally grown parsnips, lettuce, leeks, cabbage, apples and potatoes. In season we have cut flowers: daffodils, lilac, chrysanthemums, gladioli or mixed posies. In spring and summer our gardeners have herbaceous and vegetable seedlings ready for planting out.'

  • Early Learning
    Photo: Eynsham Online 27/06/2008

    Eynsham Primary School pupils take pride in their efforts in the garden as well as the class-room.

    This year they have created a feast for the senses and a haven for wildlife. View Eco Club image gallery >>

  • Eynsham as Orchard
    Photo: Eynsham Online 05/03/2011

    An initiative from the GreenTEA Food Group - part of a long-term project to plant and care for fruit trees in visible and accessible sites across the village. View feature & slideshow >>

  • Eynsham in Bloom

    A biennial event celebrating the effort of individual residents, pubs etc - with able support from our local suppliers. Awards are given for the best enclosed front garden (2007 winner shown here); best open plan front garden; best house front; and best business.

    View feature & slideshow >>

  • Flower Festival

    Held in St Leonard's Church over Carnival weekend (1st Saturday in July) and extending to the following Tuesday, with contributions from every village organisation or group - view feature & slideshow >>

    The theme for 2007 shown here was Fellowship in Flowers, with many original interpretations.

  • Garden Club

    Less high-profile but steadily supported. Usually meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month in the Village Hall, Back Lane. Day visits and other events are held on Saturdays. Newcomers welcome - view programme and contacts.

    Look out for bargains at the annual Plant Sale in the Market Square (pictured here) - view image gallery >>

  • Open Gardens

    Around a score of gardens (and sometimes the Allotments) open every other year in aid of local charities – view image galleries >>

    Added attractions usually include teas, plants (plus plant creche) and produce; and free admission for children. Pick up the leaflet "Eynsham Unlocked" to highlight historic features and other points of interest on your tour of the village centre.

  • Organic Produce
    Photo: Eynsham Online 22/08/2009

    Worton Organics held a Saturday morning stall outside Eynsham Emporium in Mill Street for several years; Millwood Market Gardens have stepped into their shoes.

    You can also extend your horizons with talks arranged by Oxford Organic Group.

  • Swinford Lock

    Technically outside the modern parish, but a long-standing feature of Eynsham village life.

    Read Maureen McCreadie's story of Life at Eynsham Lock

  • Village Show

    Generally held in September every year - view image gallery >>

    Classes include Garden Produce from a bunch of mixed herbs to a bucket of compost; Vegetables; Flowers & Plants; Fruit; Flower Arrangements; Cookery; Arts and Crafts; Photographs; and a Children's Section.

  • From tub to table
    Photo: Eynsham Online 09/08/2013

    The tubs in Eynsham Market Square are spilling over with herbs and edible leaves, thanks to the GreenTEA Food / Orchard group. Please come and crop some! Read more >>

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