The Gardens have been the venue for the village fete for over 40 years. This is a true community event, with many villagers taking part in supporting their local groups, clubs and societies.  Monies are raised to help local organisations and national charities.

The Gardens are also used for charity fun runs as well as other events:


Rare Plant Fair

Since 2001 the Rare Plant Fair has taken place annually on the last Sunday in May, the next fair will be on 24 May, 2020.  There are approximately 30 nurseries that take part in this event.  For prices and times, click here.



SeeSaw is a local charity, providing grief support for children and young people in Oxfordshire.


Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA)

We support the Abingdon Branch of RDA, who are raising funds for their new indoor arena.


In 2019, both charities received an equal share of the entry fee to the Rare Plant Fair.