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Set in glorious Northamptonshire countryside the garden enjoys the natural advantages of attractive views, a sloping site and abundant water.
Established in 1925 by the grandparents of the present owner the garden now extends to some 10 acres and contains a series of smaller gardens, enclosed by old yew and holly hedges, providing delightful surprises around every corner.
It is notable for luxuriant borders with an immense variety of unusual planting and subtle colour associations ensuring interest throughout the season.
The 17th century manor house (not open), considerably extended in the 1920s, provides a central focus for the garden, with the walls supporting unusual climbing roses, clematis and shrubs, while the surrounding York stone terraces display pots overflowing with perlargoniums, verbenas, heliotropes, argyranthemums, salvias and agapanthus.
Principal features include a Rose Garden, Woodland Garden, Water Garden, Mediterranean Bank, Herb Parterre, Orchards and beyond its formal boundary a newly established Wildflower Meadow and a magical 5-acre Bluebell Wood (in flower usually from the last week in April to the third week in May).
A small collection of exotic birds, including flamingos and cranes, adds to the interest of the garden. Over 1000 varieties of plants and shrubs are propagated by the nursery, many of them unusual and not readily found elsewhere. The Gardener's Academy at Coton runs a series of courses during the year covering a wide range of subjects, mostly involving leading horticulturists.
Located in the stable yard, The Groom's Cottage Restaurant serves delicious but inexpensive lunches prepared by a Cordon Bleu cook. Home-made cream teas, a feature of a Coton visit over many years, are available during the afternoon. Special parties are catered for throughout the year, including evening functions.
1st April - 30th September
Daily Wednesday - Sunday and Bank Holidays
(closed Mondays and Tuesdays)
12 noon - 5.30pm (last admission 4.45pm)
Adults £3.50, Concessions £3.00, Children £2.00
Season Tickets - Adults £9.00, Concessions £8.00, Family £22.00
Groups comprising 20 or more visitors - £3.00 per person
Although the garden is on a slope (steep in places) wheelchair access has been organised for all the principal areas