The Garden Landscape Guide

Shotover House Garden

A house and garden made in 1718 for a friend of two famous empiricists, John Locke and Robert Boyle. The design is French-influenced, with a straignt canal. But it has the earliest example of a Gothic revival folly and an octagonal temple designed by William Kent in the 1730s.

Plants of note

Very many amazing types of trees!

Shotover House, Shotover Estate, Wheatley, Oxfordshire, England, OX33 1QS

Currently open by appointment only. We hope to open the gardens soon!


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Designers and Influences


  • about 5 years by Adam hodge 3 / 5

    There is sufficient history and space to really want to gently stroll about without any isn't too crisp in its maintenance and yet isn't scruffy.
    The walks both in the shade of trees or out in the open down the canal are lovely.
    I hope the owners of this place allow greater visiting could get close to being as lovely as Rousham.
    The daffodils are the cream on the cake.

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Daffodils, Shotover House Photograph © Oxford Botanica/Adam Hodge
Canal, Shotover House Garden Photograph © Oxford Botanica/Adam Hodge
Shotover House Garden, Spring Photograph © Oxford Botanica/Adam Hodge
Daffodils, Shotover House Garden Photograph © Jay Read