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Eynsham Parish Council

Open Gardens 2009

  • Introduction

    The gallery covers July 2007 and June 2009. There is a separate gallery for Open Gardens 2011.


    Eynsham in Bloom

    Front Garden Awards

  • Your starter for 2009

    Pick up a programme from any Open Garden on 27 or 28 June. £3 admits you to all.

  • Garden 1 - poppies

    St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Abbey Street: Martin and Frances Flatman. Large garden and grounds newly developed in the last 3 years. Fête on Saturday. Teas both days in aid of St Peter’s Church.

  • Garden 1 - proud father

    Fr Martin's son has just published a book on Ships & Shipping.

  • Garden 1 - end of formal area
  • Garden 4 - perfect plot

    “Woodview”, 9 Queen Street: Roger & Sheila Gascoigne. Small enclosed garden with lower and upper lawns. Small borders with a variety of roses and clematis.

  • Garden 5 - children welcome

    The Gables, Queen Street entrance: David & Gemma Ferrier. Large mature garden, with well established trees, including a magnificent acacia grown since the days of Waterloo, lawns and herbaceous borders. Still work in progress. Teas and refreshments in aid of Cassington Pre-school Playgroup.

  • Garden 5 - sun and shade
  • Garden 6 - electric blue

    “Apsley” 65a Newland Street: Janet Jones. Well matured walled garden with large variety of shrubs.

  • Garden 6 - maple
  • Garden 7 - open all year round

    2 Newlands Close: Alan & Irmard Smith (front only). Well-designed cottage garden with a wide variety of clematis.

    Eynsham Front Garden Awards coincide with Open Gardens but are currenlty made every year, to help the village keep looking good.

  • Garden 8 - cooling corner

    24 Beech Road (entrance from footpath at rear): Paul & Verity Hughes. A restful, secluded garden of herbaceous plants and shrubs in muted colours. Borders raised on a dry stone wall with wildlife pond and shady fern area.

  • Garden 8 - hypericum
  • Garden 8 - resident cat
  • Garden 8 - plant sitter

    Thanks for allowing the gardeners to take time out!

  • Garden 9 - perfect rose

    35 Wytham View: Mike & Joan Northcott. Nice well kept secluded, colourful garden. Serving teas with home-made cakes in aid of the Eynsham Day Centre.

  • Garden 12 - fish pond

    Mickeysands, 44 Back Lane: Mike & Sandra Jinks. All year round garden recently altered requiring less maintenance. A collection of “small rooms” linked together under a canopy of conifers. Large raised pond with waterfall, summerhouse and many relaxed seating areas.

  • Garden 12 - frog band
  • Garden 13 - productive corner

    14 Clover Place: Andy & Cindy Creasey. A small, pretty, colourful garden full of plants

  • Garden 13 - tonal values
  • Garden 15 - penstemon

    138 Spareacre Lane: Wendy William. 80 foot north facing garden, a bit of a jungle with clearings. Greenhouse and wildlife pond with goldfish.

  • Garden 15 - good to share
  • Garden 17 - hibiscus

    78 Shakespeare Road: Simon & Sandra Harbour. A wildlife-friendly, medium sized garden, with ponds, greenhouse and raised vegetable beds. Spot the gothic characters and the 3-star "Creature Comforts" accommodation.

  • Garden 17 - creature comforts
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