Coton Manor Garden
Coton Manor lies in peaceful Northamptonshire countryside providing an ideal setting for the ten-acre garden. Originally laid out in the 1920s by the grandparents of the current owner, it comprises a number of smaller gardens, providing variety and interest throughout the season. The 17th century manor house acts as a central focus for the garden, with the walls supporting unusual climbing roses, clematis and shrubs, while the surrounding York stone terraces are populated by numerous pots and containers overflowing with pelargoniums, verbenas, heliotropes, salvias and agapanthus.
The rest of the garden slopes down from the house and is landscaped on different levels, lending a natural informality. Old yew and holly hedges complement the many luxuriant borders packed with unusual plants (mostly available in the specialist nursery) and displaying inspirational colour schemes throughout the season. Water is abundant with natural flowing streams, ponds and fountains everywhere. Beyond the confines of the garden there is a magnificent bluebell wood (early May) and established wildflower meadow (mid-June to mid-July).
Opening times: Tues 2nd April – Sat 28th September – Tuesday to Saturday and Bank Holiday weekends 12 noon – 5.30 p.m.
Admission Rates: Adults £7.50, Child £3.00.
Group Rates: Adults £6.50
Facilities: Restaurant available for group bookings. Cafe serving light lunches and teas, Extensive nursery with many unusual plants mostly grown from the garden. Shop.
Disabled Access: Yes (difficult in places) Toilet and parking for disabled on site.
Tours/Events: Snowdrop and Hellebore weekends (Mid Feb), Bluebell Wood (late April/early May), Roses (late June).
Coach Parking: Yes.
Length of Visit: 2 – 2 1/2 hours
Booking Contact: Sarah Patterson, Coton Manor Garden, Nr Guilsborough, Northampton NN6 8RQ.
Telephone: 01604 740219
Location: 9 miles NW of Northampton, between A5199 (formerly A50) and A428.