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Tours & Events

PYO Flowers
Home Close Flowers
Home Close Flowers
PYO Flowers - a bountiful bucket
1 hour: £25 per person
3 time slots on a morning: 9-10; 10:15-11:15; 11:30-12:30
6 people per session

Come and immerse yourself in the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside whilst picking a bucket of your own fresh flowers to take home to arrange.  In the hour you can wander the gardens and choose and pick up to 30 stems.  We will provide a bucket for you to pick into and flower snips to cut the stems and will then wrap your flowers for you to take away, but do bring a container/bucket to pop them into for the journey home to keep them fresh!

PYO Flowers - glorious hand-tie workshop
3 hours: £95 per person
9:30-12:30
6 people per session

Our flowery workshop with start with refreshments and an introduction to the morning and to how we work with our flowers.  Carolyn will take you on a tour of the garden and we will head to the cutting garden where the fun starts.  After you have cut your most favourite blooms and filled your large bucket we will pop them in the cool to take up water and whilst we pause for tea and cake.  Carolyn will then show you how to make a glorious hand tied bouquet and will assist you where necessary with your own creation. We will provide a bucket for you to pick into and flower snips to cut the stems but do bring a container/bucket to pop your hand-tie into for the journey home to keep them fresh!

Afternoon Tea
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Afternoon Tea in the Garden

£80 for 2 hours for 2 people

(You can add additional guests at £20 per person - up to 6 people)

​Spend a relaxed afternoon wandering through the garden and enjoy afternoon tea and cake seated amid the glorious Scarborough Fair roses.

If you prefer some shade or the weather is changeable you can sit one level higher on the comfy garden sofas in the oak frame gazebo viewing both the herbaceous boarders and roses.

You will leave with a pretty posy to take home with you to remind you of your afternoon!

Garden Visits

National Garden Scheme Open Days

Join me on Sunday the 23rd of June 2024 for our village garden opening in aid of the National Garden Scheme (NGS). 

 

2pm to 4pm with 6 contrasting gardens to view and home made teas available at the village hall.

Afternoon Tea for two in the Garden

£80 for 2 hours

(You can add additional guests at £20 per person - up to 6 people)

Spend a relaxed afternoon wandering through the garden and enjoy afternoon tea and cake seated amid the glorious Scarborough Fair roses.

If you prefer some shade or the weather is changeable you can sit one level higher on the comfy garden sofas in the oak frame gazebo viewing both the herbaceous boards and roses.

You will leave with a pretty posy to take home with you to remind you of your afternoon!

Group Tours of the Garden

We love to welcome groups to visit the gardens during the growing season – particularly in May, June and early July.  If you belong to a club or have a group of friends that would like to visit the garden please contact me to arrange a date. 

HM Baillie Scott was the Architect who designed and built Home Close for retired jeweller Ernest Bourne in 1911. 

At that time there was a rich Arts & Crafts movement in the Cotswolds with a wealth of talented craftsmen and artists available to bring his vision to reality.  He was a follower of William Morris and renowned for not only his architectural designs, but also his furniture and interior aesthetic and for designing houses laid out with a series of accompanying garden rooms.  There is a very strong architectural style close to the house in the Italianate courtyard and as you move up the terraced levels it gradually becomes less formal.

 

The garden has a wide selection of planting from bulbs in the spring through to the glorious herbaceous boarders of summer, a calming white garden and rose parterre and productive kitchen garden.

Visits are for up to 2 hours and can include a ‘guided’ or ‘wander at will’ option and refreshments with cake or for evening visits you may prefer wine and canapes. 

 

Minimum 10 people

£10 per person with refreshments and cake

(£14 per person with wine and canapes)

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