In the 1930’s Waterperry became a school of horticulture for young ladies, founded by Miss Beatrix Havergal. Her spirit still lives on as gardening day courses are still held at Waterperry by the horticultural staff. However, for the ordinary visitor, Waterperry has many other attractions including the 200 foot herbaceous border containing a riot of colour from early spring through to autumn frosts.
A little further on is the formal garden, planted in 1986, and inspired by the great gardens of the Tudor period. In addition there is the river walk, the rose garden and the Virgin’s walk.
Waterperry also is a specialist plant nursery which propagates nearly all the plants on sale and whose staff can provide plenty of knowledge and experience to guide the less well informed visitors.
Add to all that a most unusual and fascinating Saxon church.