The Lady Ryder Memorial Garden
       The Lady Ryder Memorial Garden

About us.....

The Lady Ryder Memorial Garden is a one acre walled garden built to the highest standards 120 years ago in the grounds of “Parmoor”. Once the home of the Cripps family (Lord Parmoor) it became the St Katharine’s convent after the war and then a retreat house for the Sue Ryder Prayer Fellowship. For more information about St Katherines please click on this link;


The Garden  gradually became derelict and all eight original glasshouses had collapsed when, in 2010, a group of local enthusiasts set about restoring it and that work continues on a successful path today.


Who we are and what we do


Volunteers are in most weekdays but visitors are most welcome on Tuesdays and Wednesdays when more of us are likely to be around. 


The Garden is run entirely by volunteers who enjoy the camaraderie, the fresh air, the exercise and the satisfaction of growing flowers, fruit and vegetables in such a peaceful, beautiful and welcoming setting. Some come for a couple of hours a fortnight, some come for a couple of days a week. Many of us take on not just the gardening  (expertise not essential) but also help the children with special educational needs or adults with disabilities who visit on a regular basis and play an important part in our work.


We now have a greenhouse, two polytunnels, a vinehouse/teaching space, a Sensory Garden designed for people with disabilities and an Education Centre where, if not in use for teaching, we can have our tea breaks if the weather requires.


It’s a lovely place to spend some time and if you would like to know more just ring:              01494 881709.

Robert Rendel

Member, Chair & Secretary  of  Walled Garden Committee.

John Dawson,

Member and Treasurer - Walled Garden Committee.

The Lady Parmoor  [Anne]

Member of Walled Garden Committee and leader in Garden work.

Pat Ringrow.

Member of Walled Garden Committee & leader in Garden work.


Stuart Beavis.

Member of the Walled Garden & Fruit/Vegatable Specialist

Gardening Team Volunteers are: Gill Sandeman, Lynn Johnson Mitchell, Roger Johnson, Sally Whatson, Shuna Rendel, Celia Ridley, Liz Fenley, Nicolle, Angela Meredith, Matt Trewena and Nicole Monks.

Get involved!

Find out how by contacting us at:


The Lady Ryder Memorial Garden, 

Pargrove Lane,

Off Parmoor Lane,
Henley-on-Thames RG9 6NN
Tel: 01494 881709

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Or use our online contact form.


Plants will be available to purchase Wednesday 24th April 11am -3pm




We always need more volunteers.

If you have time to spare and an interest in helping others to help themselves and/or an interest in gardening then you are the right person for us.


E mail us at and come and see what we do.


You may well be surprised by the atmosphere!

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