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2.30pm Saturday 20th July 2024 

We are very pleased to invite you to join us in a joint social event with our neighbours, Oxfordshire Gardens Trust (OGT), in the recently restored Walled Garden at St Katharine’s, a Retreat House owned by the Sue Ryder Prayer Fellowship, and situated in beautiful grounds near Henley-on-Thames.

Parmoor House, gardens and park were developed in the late C19/early C20 for the Cripps family of politicians on a site known to have been occupied since the C14. The property survives largely intact and is associated with several influential C20 figures, making good use of its Chiltern setting 

By providing voluntary work and education for disadvantaged young people, the present Lady Parmoor and a small committee of dedicated volunteers have brought the walled garden back into productive use and the first of the glasshouses has been restored.

Our private visit will include:

  • Welcome and glass of Prosecco or soft drink, 

  • A short introduction to the restoration over the last 12 years 

  • In small groups, there will be tours around the garden to explain the restoration, with particular attention to the vine house which is magnificent. 

  • Tea, coffee and cake will be available in the afternoon

We highly recommend the proposed half hour zoom talk on Thursday 18th July at 6 00pm, free for everyone.  Claire de Carle will talk about the history of the house and gardens.  The zoom link will be sent out in plenty of time before the event.  


Booking: Tickets are £10 for BGT members and £15 for non-members.  For this event, booking is via Oxfordshire Gardens Trust’s website, which can be reached by clicking on the 'Book Now' button.  

Queries: If you have any difficulties in booking, please contact Kim by email at, or Bettina on An email with joining information will be sent by OGT 3-5 days before the visit, including further details and directions.


There is ample car parking on site. Guests coming by train can take a taxi from High Wycombe, Marlow or Henley-on-Thames.

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