The area adjoining the access roadway and Pavilion
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New planting in the area by the access roadway and Pavilion, New planting in the area by the access roadway and Pavilion, New planting in the area by the access roadway and Pavilion
The area adjoining the access roadway and Pavilion

The area adjoining the access roadway and Pavilion receives direct sunlight for part of the day. Our plant selection reflects this and is designed to provide a very long season of flower colour and interest. The linking architectural plants are the Schefflera and a specimen Heptacodium jasminoiodes. The underplanting comprises of a mix of colourful, long flowering summer perennials that go on providing colour and interest well in to the autumn.

White Mulberry Tree
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White Mulberry Tree
White Mulberry Tree

Learn about the White Mulberry tree (Morus alba) in St Hilda's grounds with our Gardens Consultant, Walter Sawyer. This tree was planted on 19 June 1987 by Kathleen Major, Principal of the College 1955 - 1965.

Silver Lime Tree
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Silver Lime Tree
Silver Lime Tree

Learn about the Silver Lime Tree (Tilia tomentosa) in the grounds of St Hilda's in this film with our Horticultural Consultant, Walter Sawyer.

Cedar trees at St Hilda's College
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Cedar Tree, St Hilda's College
Cedar trees at St Hilda's College

Learn about the cedar trees at St Hilda's, the only college in Oxford to have three different varieties in its grounds.

Wildflower Meadow
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The meadow is full of seasonal wildflowers, including fritillaries.
Wildflower Meadow

The meadow is full of seasonal wildflowers including fritillaries. 

Quince Tree
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Quince tree, Hall Garden
Quince Tree

Learn about the Quince Tree in St Hilda's Hall Garden with our Gardens Consultant, Walter Sawyer.

Riverside Path
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Riverside path in South Garden at St Hilda's College, Riverside path in South Garden at St Hilda's College, Riverside path in South Garden at St Hilda's College
Riverside Path

 Our riverside walk outside South Building is always full of seasonal colour. 

 

Blossom Border
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Dicentra, Blossom Border, Hall Garden, Pink Hawthorn Tree
Blossom Border

The wall flower bed at the end of Hall Garden has been developed as our Blossom Border, to honour the Japanese connection already present in the Prunus mume and hawthorn trees. We have added hydrangea, anenomes, daphnes, dicentra and wisteria.

Wildflower Walkway
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Wildflowers in Hall Garden, Wildflower walkway, Wildflower walkway
Wildflower Walkway

A wildflower garden was added to the riverside border Hall Garden in 2020, to encourage more insects and bird life. This border is being fully developed in 2021/2022. 

Suffragette Border
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Suffragette Border, Asters (Michaelmas Daisies) in the Suffragette Border at St Hilda's College, Penstemon “sour grapes” in the Suffragette Border at St Hilda's College
Suffragette Border

Our Suffragette Border in Hall Garden was created in 2018 to mark the 100th anniversary of the first women winning the right to vote. In the summer months the border is full of suffragette colours with purple and white plants, including asters, erigeron (the darkest of all dunkelstealles), penstemon (sour grapes), anenomes, and clematises. Some evergreen plants give year-round colour.

Rose Garden
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Rose Garden, St Hilda's College, Rose Garden in bloom at St Hilda's College, St Hilda's rose garden in autumn
Rose Garden

The Rose Garden was created in memory of Winifred Moberly, Principal from 1919-1928, by the Old Students’ Association. The bird bath in the rose garden is engraved with her initials, WHM. The garden was restored and replanted in 2011 thanks to a gift from Mrs Margaret Bliss (Massey Stewart, Biochemistry 1952).

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New planting in the area by the access roadway and Pavilion
New planting in the area by the access roadway and Pavilion
New planting in the area by the access roadway and Pavilion
New planting in the area by the access roadway and Pavilion
New planting in the area by the access roadway and Pavilion
New planting in the area by the access roadway and Pavilion
The area adjoining the access roadway and Pavilion

The area adjoining the access roadway and Pavilion receives direct sunlight for part of the day. Our plant selection reflects this and is designed to provide a very long season of flower colour and interest. The linking architectural plants are the Schefflera and a specimen Heptacodium jasminoiodes. The underplanting comprises of a mix of colourful, long flowering summer perennials that go on providing colour and interest well in to the autumn.

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White Mulberry Tree
White Mulberry Tree
White Mulberry Tree

Learn about the White Mulberry tree (Morus alba) in St Hilda's grounds with our Gardens Consultant, Walter Sawyer. This tree was planted on 19 June 1987 by Kathleen Major, Principal of the College 1955 - 1965.

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Silver Lime Tree
Silver Lime Tree
Silver Lime Tree

Learn about the Silver Lime Tree (Tilia tomentosa) in the grounds of St Hilda's in this film with our Horticultural Consultant, Walter Sawyer.

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Cedar Tree, St Hilda's College
Cedar Tree, St Hilda's College
Cedar trees at St Hilda's College

Learn about the cedar trees at St Hilda's, the only college in Oxford to have three different varieties in its grounds.

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The meadow is full of seasonal wildflowers, including fritillaries.
The meadow is full of seasonal wildflowers, including fritillaries.
Wildflower Meadow

The meadow is full of seasonal wildflowers including fritillaries. 

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Quince tree, Hall Garden
Quince tree, Hall Garden
Quince Tree

Learn about the Quince Tree in St Hilda's Hall Garden with our Gardens Consultant, Walter Sawyer.

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Riverside path in South Garden at St Hilda's College
Riverside path in South Garden
Riverside path in South Garden at St Hilda's College
Riverside path in South Garden at St Hilda's College
Riverside path in South Garden at St Hilda's College
Riverside path in South Garden at St Hilda's College
Riverside Path

 Our riverside walk outside South Building is always full of seasonal colour. 

 

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Dicentra, Blossom Border, Hall Garden
Dicentra, Blossom Border, Hall Garden
Pink Hawthorn Tree
Pink Hawthorn Tree
Blossom Border

The wall flower bed at the end of Hall Garden has been developed as our Blossom Border, to honour the Japanese connection already present in the Prunus mume and hawthorn trees. We have added hydrangea, anenomes, daphnes, dicentra and wisteria.

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Wildflowers in Hall Garden
Wildflowers in Hall Garden
Wildflower walkway
Wildflower walkway
Wildflower walkway
Wildflower walkway
Wildflower Walkway

A wildflower garden was added to the riverside border Hall Garden in 2020, to encourage more insects and bird life. This border is being fully developed in 2021/2022. 

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Suffragette Border
Suffragette Border
Asters (Michaelmas Daisies) in the Suffragette Border at St Hilda's College
Asters (Michaelmas Daisies) in the Suffragette Border
Penstemon “sour grapes” in the Suffragette Border at St Hilda's College
Penstemon “sour grapes” in the Suffragette Border
Suffragette Border

Our Suffragette Border in Hall Garden was created in 2018 to mark the 100th anniversary of the first women winning the right to vote. In the summer months the border is full of suffragette colours with purple and white plants, including asters, erigeron (the darkest of all dunkelstealles), penstemon (sour grapes), anenomes, and clematises. Some evergreen plants give year-round colour.

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Rose Garden, St Hilda's College
Rose Garden, St Hilda's College
Rose Garden in bloom at St Hilda's College
Rose Garden in bloom
St Hilda's rose garden in autumn
St Hilda's rose garden in autumn
Rose Garden

The Rose Garden was created in memory of Winifred Moberly, Principal from 1919-1928, by the Old Students’ Association. The bird bath in the rose garden is engraved with her initials, WHM. The garden was restored and replanted in 2011 thanks to a gift from Mrs Margaret Bliss (Massey Stewart, Biochemistry 1952).

Our self-guided garden walks are coming soon! We will provide maps showing paths and routes that you can follow. They will include information about key garden features, notable trees and our plants and shrubs.