Beautiful Green Places to Visit in Oxfordshire


Discover a wide variety of gardens to see in Oxfordshire. Our beautiful region is home to plentiful gardens. Each makes a perfect day out. Of all the Oxfordshire hotels, ours is conveniently located so you can discover one or many more of the gardens below. Have you already visited some of these? Which one will you pick first?


Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace is a must-see place to visit in Oxfordshire; this Grade I magnificent stately home stands proudly in the middle of beautifully landscaped gardens. You will find over 2,000 acres of parklands to explore, including the park, formal gardens and pleasure gardens. Whether you are following one of the walking trails or want to explore as you see fit, Blenheim Palace guarantees a brilliant time for garden-lovers.


Oxford University Botanic Garden

Right in the centre of Oxford, you will find the Oxford University Botanic Garden. Home to a large variety of plants collected from around the world since 1621, this garden is an ideal destination if you are looking for a peaceful wander following your time in the bustling city. One of the main goals of the garden is to educate people about plants in the form of lectures, courses, tours and trails.


Stonor Park & Gardens

Head south-east from our hotel towards the Chiltern Hills and discover the stunning Stonor Park & Gardens. The splendid house is one of the oldest lived-in family homes and is nestled in the middle of lush gardens including the Stone circle. Rich in history, the peaceful 17th century Italianate Pleasure Garden, the Old Kitchen Garden and the surrounding landscape offers spectacular blossoming colours in spring and within the Arboretum.


Buscot Park

Lord Faringdon’s late 18th century family home is settled in the middle of wide and verdant gardens. Buscot Park is home to several impeccably maintained gardens, including the Four Seasons walled garden with a range of seasonal flowers and plants. The Peto Water garden boasts a stone canal and the Woodland Avenues are distinctive thanks impressive and conveniently placed obelisks.


Harcourt Arboretum

Harcourt Arboretum has been part of the University of Oxford for the last 55 years but its history goes back 180 years. It is home to an impressive collection of trees expanding on 130 acres and is located less than 10 miles away for our hotel. There are guided tours available, so you can learn more about the trees and also about more seasonal flowers. Watch out for bluebells coming up soon this spring.


Spring is nearly here. There is no better way to see the beauty of plants and trees blossoming – head to one of these stunning gardens for a wander or a guided tour.

Please note that we are undergoing an extensive refurbishment however the hotel is still open to welcome guests.

Looking for Oxfordshire hotels so you can go and explore the region’s parks? Book your stay with us direct for the best rates. If you have any questions about our refurbishment, please call us or contact us.