The Old Rectory Gardens

Coton Manor 

Where       The Old Rectory Garden Sudborough Northants

                  Coton Manor 

When:       Sat 22 June 2019 

Dept          9am Cranley Gardens

                   9:15 Pages Lane

Return      arrive back in Muswell Hill approx. 7pm

Cost:         £33 

Our first outing of the season will be to The Old Rectory Garden  -

 

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 is included

 

We then proceed 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. 

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