We meet for coffee every Wednesday morning, but also have a variety of great tours and fun classes throughout the week. Yesterday I went on a tour of Waterperry Gardens which was about a fifteen minute drive outside of Oxford. I was so exited to ride in a car!!! I haven't done that since the day we arrived. I certainly can't imagine driving here, but I did enjoy the ride.
Waterperry was The School of Horticulture for Ladies from 1932 to 1971 but now is open to the public. It is eight acres of ornamental gardens, a museum, and a beautiful Saxon church. I'm sure the gardens would have been much prettier in June but I was happy to be there in October...take a look.
|The local ladies were not pleased with this new addition, and you can see them discussing it in the background.|
|These arches are completely covered in wisteria. Can you imagine how beautiful they are in the spring with their purple flowers hanging down?|
|This little girl was playing peek-a-boo with me...so cute.|
|A typical formal English garden|
|This church dates to around 1000 AD.|
|Here are two different arches built on top of one another. Each represents a different time period.|
|Very rare brass plates that were found on top of tombs inside of the church. They were actually covered with carpets, but we found them!|
|My Waterperry purchase...I hope it lives!|