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Selwyn Gardens


Established in the Victorian period, the beautiful College gardens have been developed into a landscape of extensive lawns, mature trees, richly planted flowering borders and beds, and collections of shrubs from around the world.

Victorian Gardens

A tour of the gardens

Visiting Selwyn? Read the printable gardens guide and suggested tour of the gardens. Packed with useful information to help you ensure you don’t miss anything.

Season by season

Find out what happens in the gardens throughout the year.

Past, present, future

Past and present gardeners have contributed in their own way to harmonise the garden with the imposing buildings that Sir Arthur Blomfield designed. Read more...

Become a Friend of Selwyn Gardens

Please consider supporting Selwyn's wonderful gardens. Like our other 'Friends' schemes (Friends of Selwyn Choir, Friends of the Boat Club) we simply want to provide a focus for individuals who might be keen gardeners themselves and who might like to help specifically with the care, maintenance and development of Selwyn's glorious gardens. Full details can be found online here.

Victorian Border Plant List

Victorian Border Plant List 2016