Wychwood Wild Garden is a beautiful woodland and garden, close to the centre
of Shipton-under-Wychwood in Oxfordshire.
Its 12.5 acres of avenues, woods and ponds much of which was laid out in the 1860's, is home to wild life and many breeds of ducks and birds. It is owned and managed by the local community and offered as a place of peace and tranquillity to local residents, guests and visitors to the area.
Preserving a legacy for the Wychwoods
A Truly Magical Place
Entering the Wild Garden through the wrought iron gates, restored in 2010, you see the Lime Avenue stretching ahead of you. A hundred Limes, some over 250 years old, grace the entrance to a magical place.
At the end of the avenue is the Round Pond - actually elliptical, you have to stand on the bridge to see it Round!
A view of the magnificent Cedar of Lebanon, possibly over 300 years old takes your breath away. Above the Round Pond is what was originally the fish pond for Shipton Court, now home to ducks and moorhens and shrouded by willows.
Turning down stream are the canals, leading over three waterfalls and eventually flowing on down to the Evenlode.
Woodland areas are left relatively untouched to allow nature to manage the environment.
The Wild Garden provides something for everyone.
All this owned by the local community, supported by volunteers and open all the year around - please respect it and help us keep this as a legacy for future generations.
Wychwood Wild Garden was acquired by the community in 2010 with the assistance of The Cotswold Conservation Board Sustainable Development Fund, The Doris Field Trust and HDH Wills Trust.
Shipton-under-Wychwood Wild Garden and Woods is a company limited by guarantee and a registered charity No.1133334. The key aims of the company are to provide public access to the Wild Garden, to maintain and conserve its environment and to provide valuable educational resources.
Supported by The Cotswold Conservation Board’s Sustainable Development Fund
Website design by Gary Cooke of diffference.com