The Old Rectory Gardens and Coton Manor
Some photographs from our outing to The Old Rectory and Coton Manor
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Our first stop was the Old Rectory Gardens:
Hidden within one of the prettiest Northamptonshire villages and situated in a conservation area, The Old Rectory Gardens is a tranquil, private and unique English destination. Around every corner a new surprise of space, colour, form and texture can be seen. With a backdrop of open fields, the gardens look out towards the horizon. Comprising 2.5 acres of gardens plus additional woodland, it offers the visitor interest throughout the year.
The gardens hold a wide variety of rare and unusual herbaceous plants, trees and shrubs. These included a veteran Robinia pseudoacacia, standard Lycianthes rantonnetii, Tibouchina urvilleana together with a varied collection of Salvias. There are also many old roses in the gardens, including, a large Rosa ‘Raubritter’ across the south wall of the Rectory.
Coffee, cakes and a talk on the garden was included
We then proceeded to Coton Manor
This peaceful ten acre garden occupies a hillside position extending down from the 17th century manor house, constructed of mellow Northamptonshire stone. Landscaped on different levels, it comprises a series of distinctive smaller gardens, providing variety and interest throughout the season, and enhanced by flowing streams, fountains and ponds. Beyond the confines of the garden, there is a magical five acre bluebell wood and a colourful wildflower meadow at its best in June & July.
There is a café, nursery and garden shop on site.