The gardens at Greys Court

The gardens at Greys Court were virtually derelict when the Brunner family arrived in 1937. Lady Brunner in particular was keen to make a haven of tranquillity, which she wished to share with visitors. Why not come and be inspired by this garden, or take some quiet time to reflect?

Close up of winter berries in the walled gardens at Greys Court

Head gardener's January highlights at Greys Court 

Winter may seem like a quiet season in the garden, but there’s so much to see, as we take time to care for the plants and trees ready for the warmer months.

Kitchen garden

The kitchen garden has its roots in the Second World War Dig for Victory campaign. It's just as productive today thanks to the work of our gardening team and army of volunteers.  

The Kitchen Garden at Greys Court, Oxfordshire
The fourteenth-century Great Tower from the Kitchen Garden at Greys Court, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire

Wisteria walk

Planted in the 1890s by the Stapletons, the gnarled, twisted wisteria is an early summer spectacle and a highlight for many visitors.  

A couple looking at a wisteria plant
A couple looking at a wisteria plant

Rose garden

The rose garden traces the history of the rose from the early damask varieties to the modern hybrid perennials. Enjoy an almost overwhelming fragrance as you stroll along the meandering paths.  

The Ferdinand Pichard rose
Close view of rose Ferdinand Pichard

Pick up a plant

Buy seasonal plants, flowers and vegetables grown in our greenhouses, borders and kitchen garden. You can find them displayed near the greenhouse and outside the potting shed at the far end of the formal gardens.  

" Alleys of blossom and scent..."
- Robert Gittings, playwright