Coton Manor Garden, Northamptonshire


Coton Manor’s 10 acres of gardens were first laid out in 1925 and further extended over the ensuing years. In the grounds is the 17th century manor house, covered with climbing roses, clematis and shrubs.
York stone terraces are planted with containers containing 0pelargoniums, verbenas, heliotropes, salvias and Aaapanthus. Old yew and holly hedges slope down from the house as does the garden. In all there are over a thousand varieties of plants in the garden, all propagated in the nursery.
The extensive grounds contain a wildflower meadow (reclaimed in 1914 from arable use), a five acre bluebell wood, dells, a bog garden, orchards, a mid-summer border, red border, blue and yellow border, rose bank, water garden, pond, herb garden, gravel garden, woodland garden, and more. There is a woodland and a meadow walk.
There are tulips, spring bulbs, and snowdrops. The grounds are home to 15 types of ornamental birds that include flamingos, rodneys, and black necked swans. The flamingos are fed on a special diet to retain their colour.
There is a garden school with full and half day courses and a plant nursery.
Visitor Information
Coton Manor Garden
Coton, Northamptonshire
9 miles north-west of Northampton off the A5519
Tel. 0 1604 740219
Open: April-end Sep, Tue-Sat and BH weekends, noon-5.30pm, last admission 4.45 pm.
Historic Houses Association member; café in the grounds; plant sales; parking across from the gardens in a field—elderly and handicapped may park at the garden; garden not wheelchair friendly
Web: Coton Manor Garden
All photos © by Barbara Ballard

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Coton Manor Wildlife Garden – NN6 8RQ

Coton Manor Wildlife Garden

Coton Manor Wildlife Garden is a 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.

As well as enjoying the garden, many visitors will want to explore the extensive nursery, take light lunches or teas from the Stableyard Café, or visit the garden shop. Garden courses complete the range of activities available at Coton Manor Wildlife Garden.

Please note:

PHOTOGRAPHERS – Tripods and monopods are no longer allowed in the garden.

DOGS – Whilst dogs are not allowed in the garden to protect the wildfowl, they may be exercised in the grassy car park.

Disabled Visitors

The garden is on a slope (steep in places) and although the terrain is difficult in places for wheelchairs there are a number of seats around the garden for visitors to use.

Coton Manor Wildlife Garden Opening Times – 2014

Tuesday 1st April to Sat 27th September

Tuesday to Saturday, also Bank Holiday Weekends (Sat, Sun, Mon) and Sundays in April and May.

12 noon – 5.30pm (last admission 4.45pm)

Coton Manor Wildlife Garden Admission Prices

Admission

Adults : £7.00
Concession : £6.50
Children : £2.50

Season Tickets

Adults: £23.00
Concession : £21.50
Family : £47.50

Group Bookings

Groups comprising 15 or more visitors, £6.00 per person
Click here for Group Bookings

Contact details

Address: Coton Manor, Coton, Northamptonshire, NN6 8RQ.

Tel. 01604 740219

Website: http://www.cotonmanor.co.uk/

Directions: http://www.cotonmanor.co.uk/how_to_find_us.php

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