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.
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!
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! 🗺
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!
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..
And this is the sight of the canal with boats sailing by after having come down these wooden steps.. blissful!
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 £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.
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!
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! ☕️
Until next time,