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Cancelled **Asthall Manor Winter Garden Open Day** Cancelled

24th February - 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

It is with deep regret that we have taken the decision to cancel our Winter Open Day this weekend. Winter is one thing, but it was going to have been more of an Underwater Open Day. Our only parking is in a field, our garden paths are sodden, and we would have been risking damage to people and to plants.

We are sure that you will all understand this decision, and we invite you to look forward to our fifteen days of summer openings, when at least some of the special guests and talks we were planning for Saturday will be able to join us.

Looking forward to seeing you soon

The Asthall Team


Come and see Asthall in all its winter beauty. Wander through the masses of naturalised snowdrops and take in the views over the river Windrush.

Talks (times available on the day)

Ferns – Julian Reed from the Pteridological society will be giving a talk about Ferns in the Ballroom.

Rose Pruning – Head Gardener Owen Vaughan

See how we prune the roses in our extraordinary way. It is a beautiful and very sculptural process where we bend, twist and turn rose stems back into themselves to create an intricate and beautiful work of art. This pruning method produces the abundance of flowers that we are known for.

Fernery Update – Neil Frame

Resident Fern expert and Gardener Neil Frame will be by the lake house to give a short talk on the development of our fernery.


Garden & Wood will be in the Ballroom at Asthall Manor selling vintage tools.


Teas, Coffees cakes and lovely things will be available to purchase from Hedgerow & Harrington (Claire offers a discount if you bring your own reusable cup – tell your friends!)

Admission Price

Suggested donations from £5.00 on the day, no booking required.(Donations will be going to Asthall Wild CIC and Wychwood Forest Trust.)

See our Plan your Visit page – If you need to travel by car, parking will be in the field opposite unless we have wet weather.

No dogs in the garden apart from assistance dogs

Our paths can be slippery, please wear appropriate footwear and clothing.