Gardens

In 2009, Jane and Stephen decided to develop their passion for gardening and embarked on a 9 year project to develop the 5 main borders that you see today. This has been done in conjunction with different members of the pottery and shop workforce, and a very valued volunteer. 

Our Gardens flower from the middle of April through to September. We have carefully selected our choice of plants to maintain the vibrancy and longevity of our borders throughout the year. Our Hornbeam Walk is planted to give a new experience to the knowing eye every month. If bees and butterflies are your thing, make sure to come between July and August for a chance to see our rare Black Bumble Bee: ‘Bombus ruderatus.’

We are very proud to have had several articles written about our gardens. These fabulous articles were published in: Landscape Magazine, RHS The Garden Magazine, The Telegraph, Country Living Magazine, Cotswold Life and Gardens Illustrated. 

Being featured on BBC’s Gardeners World back in the summer was also such a privilege and something we are also very proud of! We are feeling very grateful for all the exposure our gardens have had and we hope they bring our lovely customers as much joy as they give us. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0bjj97d

To check out the latest articles published about our wonderful gardens, please click on the link below. 

https://astonpottery.co.uk/blog-wordpress/

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Mid April - Early June
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Early June - Late August
Late August - Late October
Aston Pottery Hornbeam Walk winter
November - Mid April
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Please Note: We welcome dogs on leads in our gardens and outdoor seating area only.

Assistant dogs welcome throughout all indoor and outdoor areas.

Awards and Reviews:

Oxfordshire Restaurant Awards Winner Aston Pottery 2016
Aston Pottery Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2018
Aston Pottery West Oxfordshire Business Award Winner WOBA 2017
  • review rating 5  

    thumb Emma Cox
    10/22/2014
  • review rating 5  On our doorstep and have never paid you a visit - lunch was divine & bought a super liberty design butter dish, we will be back & soon.

    thumb Philippa Elsmore
    8/28/2017
  • review rating 5  

    thumb Bridget Reynolds Holt
    5/04/2017
  • review rating 5  What a lovely time my daughter and I had this afternoon. If we said once 'isn't that lovely" "oh! Love that" " now that is beautiful", must have said it dozens of times. The pottery is beautiful, so many other things I haven't seen before. So much to see. The cafe is a delight, spotless, and food is great, all homemade. Huge selection. A must to visit

    thumb Carol Mott
    3/04/2016
  • review rating 4  

    thumb Jasmine High
    9/17/2017
  • review rating 5  Love coming here with my family. We enjoy a look round the shop and then a cake for a treat. The food is beautiful especially the cakes. Afternoon tea is also beautiful and brilliant value for money.

    thumb Hazel Adamson
    6/11/2016
  • review rating 5  Wonderful place..the cafe/restaurant is modern, bright and clean serving wonderful home cooked food, displayed exceptionally well. A large choice of delicious cakes and savoury lunches it was hard to make a choice! The waiting and serving staff were cheerful, helpful, quick and courteous. Lots of clear tables at all times. The gift shop is packed full of gorgeous goodies to buy..Thank you for a lovely visit I would love to return soon.

    thumb Louise Cordas
    2/27/2017
  • review rating 5  Great place to spend some time in the coffee shop where food always looks so delicious!! The gift shop just grows and grows so I can't be the only person who thinks it's a great place to look for gifts of all kinds. Outside the gardens are blooming marvellous. ?

    thumb Liz Craig
    8/29/2017
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    thumb Kelly Glaister
    10/22/2014
  • review rating 5  Lovely Christmas evening free mince pies and mulled wine and money of! Christmas trees are beautifully decorated and nice cake in the cafe.

    thumb Mary Peacock
    11/23/2017
  • review rating 5  The pottery and attached cafe are well worth a visit! The pottery is well designed with a wide range of shapes and patterns. The designs are original, cheerful, and reflect much of the local plant and animal life. As for the cafe, both times I have been there it was packed, because they serve a small range of fairly simple home-cooked food (quiches are a speciality) at very reasonable prices; they are, however, invariably tasty, and if I lived nearby, I would turn up regularly for lunch. The gardens are also worth a look if you can spare the time!

    thumb James McKenna
    6/03/2019
  • review rating 5  Very beautiful gardens. Good quality plants on sale at reasonable prices. Restaurant serves good food. Not cheap but well presented. Gift shop very expensive for those on tight budgets. Would do well to offer some small items at reasonable prices by

    thumb Lesley Evered
    7/26/2018
  • review rating 5  Really nice afternoon, took a friend there for her first visit. She thought it a lovely shopping experience with an excellent tea and cake.

    thumb Lynn Trinder
    3/25/2019
  • review rating 5  Wonderful Place near Oxford for pottery, superb food and drink. They started the gardens from scratch and they are becoming more beautiful each year. I have had the pottery now for more than 20 years and they still look like new. Very recommendable! Update August 2019 Went again with my friends. The gardens are a mass of colour an even bigger than last year. Food was good as usual and they sell their own calendar now.

    thumb Ulrike Rees
    8/29/2019

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Aston Pottery, 

Kingsway Farm, Aston, 

Oxfordshire, OX18 2BT