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"A wonderful example of a privately owned English garden"

Rosemary Campbell-Preston, The Plant School

"A garden for all seasons!"

"A feminine and natural garden, combining
informality with structure"

Welcome to The Old Rectory Gardens


Our Pop-up Restaurant run by the chefs from award-winning Nest and Fenn restaurants, will be returning for a fourth year running from Tuesday 20th– Saturday  24th July serving lunch and dinner. The Old Rectory Gardens, Sudborough, will become home – and kitchen – to this exciting London enterprise, using produce from the garden for a truly unique experience.


For more details about the menu and to book your table.

Reluctantly we have come to the decision that we are closing to the public permanently. This Wednesday 7 July is the last day we will be open. However we are welcoming visitors to the garden to come to our fabulous pop-up restaurant by Nest for one week between 20- 24 July 2021 for lunch and dinner.

We are truly saddened that we have chosen to
close the gardens permanently but,we know there are many other magical gardens to visit in Northamptonshire. We thank you for your wonderful support over the years.

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.