Shhh… Jane’s Enchanted Tea Garden.. Oxfordshire’s best kept secret! πŸƒπŸ°β˜•οΈ

Hey everyone! 

There’s something magical about spending time in the deep woods, where you’re truly focussing on allowing nature to awaken your senses. 

Jane’s Enchanted Tea Garden is a place where imagination, play and nature all come together in a poetic manner. It’s a magical world of mystery and fairytale.  

I had been raving and wanting to visit this Tea Garden since I heard about it. Sadly, the bus timings were always an issue for me. However, my family and I decided that we must book and experience what this Enchanted garden has to offer. It was a beautiful sunny day and off we set to bring a little bit of magic into our day! 

We made our way by foot on the long winded Mill lane which was a pleasant but quite a long walk. The sunny weather however added to the charm of our walk. 

Top Tip: always wear comfortable shoes as the Mill Lane is a rather long lane and the walk can become somewhat tiring. You have to park your car further away as it’s a small lane and there’s no car parking spaces in between. 

I would also recommend parking your car at the top of where Mill Lane starts as reversing it or driving it back can be a little tedious on the narrow lane especially with adults and children everywhere. 


It was not long until we made our way to this cute little entrance, inviting us with its dazzling visuals of trees and shrubs and a quirky quaint setting.

We walked straight into the door and were pleasantly welcomed by a happy cheerful staff member who was ready to welcome us in and show us our seating area. 

The walk in was full of cute little trees, shrubs, flowers and electric fairy lights all across to the other side. There was also a cute selection of colourful wind chimes, dream catchers and lots of lovely garden decor.. the welcome sign was also very vintage looking which added to its appeal..  it was just so visually beautiful! 



(A fresh flower wreath..!) 



( you could also spot the little birds in the cage chirping away..!) 

Nestled in the heart of rural Oxfordshire on the Oxford canal near Kirtlington. Jane’s Enchanted Tea Garden is accessible either on foot or by narrow boat. This is no high street coffee chain so don your wellies and dig out the map! πŸ—Ί 

Everything is home-made using the finest ingredients with nothing chemically processed. It’s a selection of natural local produce ingredients that Jane uses for her cakes and desserts. Fruits and vegetables are straight from the garden you sit in. Even the flowers on the table come straight from Jane’s cutting garden. Isn’t that so cute! 

As we were making our way down to the marquee below (which is absolutely stunning!), Jane greeted us with a lovely warm smile and a hug. She’s such a lovely gentle soul and it shows through the atmosphere she creates for her customers. 

The marquee had gorgeous flowers hanging down from it, a shiny silver disco ball, turquoise glass chandelier, colourful bunting, live birds, electric fairy lights.. ahh it was a little piece of heaven in the summer! 


(This place was absolutely heaving so I was careful to only include the decor (not people) for the pic, there were tables and chairs full of customers!) 

Jane very kindly asked whether we were happy with our table selection. Absolutely! we beamed, I mean it was truly stunning! She then very generously offered to help us carry our trays to the weeping willows down below.. 


‘Adventure through the Enchanted woodlands and across the formal gardens’

And this is the sight of the canal with boats sailing by after having come down these wooden steps.. blissful! 




(Enjoying our cream tea and cakes under the Weeping Willow tree!) 🌲 

Note: The Weeping Willow’s grace comes from its sweeping, low branches that droop to create its familiar ‘falling’ canopy. It’s the perfect shade tree especially for this Enchanted Tea Garden. The weeping willow simply added to the already beautiful scenery of the forest garden. It was just magical! 

P.s – Additionally, we also went for the Cream Tea – the famous one! It consists of a pot of tea or coffee with 2 warm home-made scones, strawberry jam and thick cream at Β£7.50 each 

Jane showed us to our table which was a larger one as there were four of us. It was beautifully arranged with flowers, hand sanitizer, water jug, decorated with a embroidered vintage looking table cloth, real china crockery (beautifully mismatched) a hand written name board and beautiful confetti thrown in. 

The vintage details are so charming! 


Just look at those cute little heart toppings on the cake! 


The Strawberry and fresh cream cake was delicious! It was lovely and soft, you could really tell the difference with it being all fresh organic and hand-made. *a huge thumbs up*  πŸ“πŸ°


As you can see, I quickly finished it without batting an eyelid. Mmmm it was simply delicious! 

My mum and sisters selected the gooey chocolate fudge and lemon drizzle cake, which was equally tempting and delicious. Ahh yes needless to say, I did take a bite (or couple!) from theirs too! Ha! 


‘Spoil yourself with Jane’s delicious treats’! 

The Tea Garden are testament to Jane’s many years of hard work and dedication, flamboyant hospitable nature and love of decent home-made cakes! 

Whether you’re a tea lover or not, I’m adamant you’ll love this place regardless. If you want to awaken your senses, then this quaint quirky little forest garden is just for you! 

It’s enchanting, delightful, magical, unique, beautiful all rolled into one. It truly sets a lovely atmosphere which is very much evident when you visit this gem of a place. Jane is also a beautiful and caring hostess, which is very reminiscent of this lovely place. 


Finally, a quick glimpse of my outfit of the day. I wore a white Zara top, a maxi grey skirt with a bright sequin Accessorize clutch. I kept my hair open and wavy, for the perfect laid-back summer look! 

I really hope you enjoyed my little take on Jane’s beautiful garden. If you happen to visit near Oxford, I would highly recommend it. It’ll be a trip you’ll remember forever! 

Shhh but remember it’s our little secret?! 

If you’ve made it this far..  well done, you deserve a lovely cuppa! β˜•οΈ 

Until next time, 

Sheema xo 

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33 thoughts on “Shhh… Jane’s Enchanted Tea Garden.. Oxfordshire’s best kept secret! πŸƒπŸ°β˜•οΈ

  1. Aww thank you so much lovely, it was absolutely beautiful! I can’t wait to go back again πŸ’—You’re more than welcome and thank you so much for stopping by at mine too. πŸ€— xo

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  2. Oh thank you so much hun, I’m so glad you have managed to stumble upon my little blog. I’m so excited for you to read more. Thank you so much for your lovely comment. It just made my day! πŸ’— xx

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  3. Is this place real?? Does it exist in real life?!!!! Woww….so beautiful!! Blissful… enchantingly soothing to all the senses!! From the entrance till everything inside..the canal, the boats, the trees, the dΓ©cor, the food….and your description of the weeping willow made me wanna be under it! I love such trees with low branches as if they are full of courtesy and spreading arms to welcome (the name reminded me of whomping willow though for a moment πŸ˜›). Magical!! And your outfit of the day complimented it!! πŸ‘Œ Thanks for sharing! (I know the efforts of noting the minute details and taking pics and creating a blog post! So thanks again!!)

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  4. Aww thank you so much lovely, I really appreciate your sweet words about this place. Your comment totally made my day! πŸ’— As you mention rightly, it was such a magical and an enchanting experience, I loved every moment of being there. It looked something straight out of a fairytale! I would love to relive the experience again. Oh thank you so much, though I didn’t get a chance to take many pictures of my outfit but I’m so glad to have shared a little peek. πŸ™ˆ Thanks kindly for liking Sifar, I’m so glad you enjoyed reading this post 😘 xo

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  5. yeah indeed it looked magical and straight out of fantasy books! πŸ™‚ how did you get to know about this place?? yeah i can feel your urge to visit it again!
    well when you are in such a lovely place, last thing on mind would be take pic of your outfit!! πŸ˜› ..

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  6. Ahh thank you! πŸ’— Oh it’s not far from where I live, the Tea Garden is based in Kirtlington which is around 15 mins away from Oxford (where I live) 😍 I knew about it for quite some time but only managed to go recently and am I glad I did.. haha! 😁 You must visit whenever you can hun, you’ll love it xx

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  7. Awww how sweet of you! ☺️Thank you so much for your lovely words Lorraine. It’s truly a magical place that I will highly recommend it when you’re in Oxfordshire next. You will most def fall in love with the Enchanted tea garden. Thank you so much for reading love πŸ’•πŸ˜˜

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