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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

We have introduced new opening hours for the 2020 season,
three days a week Thursday, Friday and Saturday from May to the end of September.
Click here for more information.
Also we will be open for the NGS on Sunday 10 May, check the calendar for more details.


…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.

The Old Rectory Gardens have featured in both national and international publications. These are gardens for all seasons, so please check our Events Calendar in the ‘What’s Going On’ section, where you will find details of Open Days, Masterclasses, Special Events and Pop-up Events, as they emerge for the year ahead.