Coton Manor Gardens
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
HERITAGE HIGHLIGHTS: Colourful gardens surround a 17th century manor house
The garden was laid out in the 1920s below an attractive 17th century manor house. The manor walls and terraces form an essential part of the garden. The land slopes gently below the house, and broad terraces create space for yew and holly hedges ringed by colourful borders. The plants are carefully arranged to provide unique colour schemes for each season.
Beyond the formal garden areas are beautiful wildflower meadows and a marvellous 5 acre bluebell woods. This is extremely popular in Spring, as I can attest. And its easy to see why it is popular; the cool, shady woods protect a magnificent carpet of colourful bluebells (there's that 'colourful' word again). The bluebells are all native to England; foreign species have been carefully avoided.
One of the things which sets Coton apart from other popular gardens is its Garden School, established in 1994. The School hosts roughly 30 full day and half day courses throughout the year, allowing keen amateur gardeners to learn from top experts. Recent topics include Weaving Willow Frames, pruning, pot and container gardening, seasonal planting, and small garden design.
Note: Do not confuse Coton Manor Gardens with Coton Lodge, also in Northamptonshire!
About Coton Manor Gardens
Address: Coton Road, Coton, Northamptonshire, England, NN6 8RQ
Attraction Type: Garden
Location: Coton is on minor roads 10 miles north west of Northampton and 4 miles south of the A14.
Website: Coton Manor Gardens
Phone: 01604 740219
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Haddonstone Show Gardens - 2.3 miles (Garden)
Cottesbrooke, All Saints Church - 2.5 miles (Historic Church)
Cottesbrooke Hall and Gardens - 2.7 miles (Historic House)
Holdenby House Gardens - 2.7 miles (Garden)
Holdenby, All Saints Church - 2.7 miles (Historic Church)
Winwick, St Michael's Church - 3.3 miles (Historic Church)
Great Brington, St Mary's Church - 4.1 miles (Historic Church)
Althorp - 4.1 miles (Historic House)
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