Ashbrook House; where Wind in the Willows was read

This is the garden in Blewbury, Oxfordshire where author Kenneth Grahame read Wind in the Willows to local children and where he took inspiration for his description of the oak doors to Badger’s House. Join us now for a brief taster of the garden at Ashbrook House and find out more about it below:

More about Ashbrook House

There’s a watery feel to the gardens of Ashbrook House with its flowing stream and lovely lake, you can just picture Toad and his friends in this 3½ acre chalk and water garden, in a beautiful spring line village in Oxfordshire.

The garden has evolved over 30 years under the present ownership and includes many interesting features including a bog garden, fruit orchard, herbaceous borders and a large glass house and vegetable plot. The stream arises in the garden and the small lake is stocked with trout while ducks and moorhens completes the scene. In the last few years there have been exciting changes to the landscape as a new dwelling was constructed into the hill in the northeast corner and the site of a Saxon dwelling was discovered. In spring the banks are a mass of daffodils and in late summer the borders are full of unusual plants.

Ashbrook House is due to open next in September, to find out more click here

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