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Tommys Farm

1½ acre garden with views over Boars Hill. Since move to Tommys Farm in 2013, we have tackled the ivy which had made the dry stone walls collapse, planted over 30 trees, beech hedges, mixed native hedge, created a productive vegetable garden with greenhouse, a formal box parterre, south facing patio with flower garden, orchard and shrubbery.

Owner Info

  • Robert and Alison Kirtland
Tommys Farm
Tommys Farm
Tommys Farm
Tommys Farm
Tommys Farm
Tommys Farm
Tommys Farm
Tommys Farm
Tommys Farm
Tommys Farm
Tommys Farm
Tommys Farm

About Tommys Farm

Tommys Farm has incredibly stony and neutral to alkaline sandy soil. Each time we dig a planting hole another wheelbarrow of limestone is excavated! All garden waste is shredded and composted on site mixed with manure from a local farm and then it is used to improve the soil.

We have had success with mediterranean plants such as lavender, salvias, penstemons, sedums, bearded iris, helianthus Lemon Queen, choisia, ceanothus, erigeron, snowdrops & daffodils. We are experimenting with companion planting in the vegetable beds to encourage the beneficial insects & for visual appeal.

We have planted over 30 trees including limes, 2 elms resistant to Dutch elm disease, field maples, cherries, robinia, walnuts, Lebanese cedar and Scots pine.

Location details

Tommys Farm,
Oxford,
Oxfordshire,
OX1 5JL

Directions to Tommys Farm
In Wootton from B4017. Turn into village. Car park at playground on R. Garden on L opp church. Alternatively from Old Boars Hill go downhill to junc. Turn L. Drive opposite church.

Tommys Farm openings

A group opening is when a number of gardens open together on the same day.

Refreshments Home-made teas.
Admission Adult: £6.00
Child: Free
Opening times 14:00-17:30

Accessibility

  • The garden is mostly flat but the house is surrounded by a gravel drive & gravel paths.
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FAQs

Yes, cashless payment is accepted.

Sorry, there is no available parking for coaches at Tommys Farm at this time.

Yes, dogs are welcome at Tommys Farm. Please keep the dogs on fixed short leads in the garden and keep in mind that you are responsible for controlling the dog’s behaviour. For any specific rules please ask the owners.

Yes, there are various plants offerred for sale at Tommys Farm, please enquire with the owners for more details.

Yes, one or more routes at Tommys Farm are accessible to wheelchair users.

Tommys Farm is not explicitly a wildlife garden, but you may still find various indigenous flora and fauna.