The Bobarts Group

The Bobarts patron group was established in 2004 to provide extra financial support to the Botanic Garden and Harcourt Arboretum. Members enjoy all the benefits of the Friends plus a programme of visits in small groups to private gardens and university collections, accompanied by the owners and head gardeners.

2015 is proving to be yet another interesting year with a visit to Egrove Park in Kennington, the residential estate of the Saïd Business School, in March, followed by Bobarts Day at Harcourt Arboretum in April. In May we visited Haseley Court (left), one of the most stylish and elegant gardens in Oxfordshire, with a walled garden full of old roses, foxgloves, peonies and other summer flowering perennials. This was followed in June by a visit to the gardens of the American Ambassador at Winfield House in Regents Park, then lunch in a nearby flat before an afternoon tour of the medicinal garden and buildings of the Royal College of Physicians. In July we will have a double visit to Inholmes and Rooksnest near Lambourn and then, at the end of July, a visit to the Old Rectory in Quenington. In August we will visit Chivel Farm at Heythrop and in September Thame Park to see the changes that have been made there. Finally in October we will see some of the Bodleian’s botanical art collection, displayed in the newly opened Weston Library in Oxford.

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If you are not already a member, please consider joining the Bobarts group.

For further information, contact the Friends’ Administrator Liz Woolley on 01865 286690,, or download an application form (right).