The Courtyard Garden

A little gem hidden from the bustling city streets of central Oxford by a 10ft high wall.  This space dates back to the 12th and 13th Century and was originally part of the five-acre monastery orchard and kitchen gardens of the Greyfriars Monks. Here you can escape from reality and enjoy the calming atmosphere afforded by the gently swaying exotic grasses and the soft sound of the fountain. Sit on the Lutyens style wooden bench to bask in the sun, or under the arbour in the shade of the climbing plants.  Wrap up warm if necessary and whatever the weather you can sit outside at the large dining table and just appreciate this wonderful little bit of Eden.

The Courtyard Garden divides The Masters Lodgings and Cloisters and both properties benefit from French Doors out into the garden. You can read more of our history and the Greyfriars Monks here.