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The Harris Garden

The Harris Garden was once the home paddock of 'The Wilderness', a Victorian house which was built in the remains of a famous landscape garden created at WhiteKnights by George, Marquis of Blandford (later 5th Duke of Marlborough) between 1798 and 1819.

In 2010 the responsibility for the garden transferred to the University's Estates Directorate.

The Directorate's Grounds Department work in conjunction with the Friends of the Harris Garden and the School of Biological Sciences over the winter of 2010/11 and the garden has undergone many changes.

The garden is open to all with recreation and conservation being its primary function. We hope you will enjoy and perhaps contribute towards its development over the coming years.

Open Days

The gardens are open to the public daily from 9am - dusk. Open days raising funds for various causes can be found on the following link:-

Our Values

Enviromentally Aware