"I have yet to find another garden that evokes such responses"

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

Rosemary Campbell Preston - The Plant School

"A wonderful example of a privately owned English garden"

"A garden for all seasons!"

Welcome to The Old Rectory Gardens

Hidden within the prettiest of Northamptonshire villages is this tranquil, private, secret and very unique English garden. Around every corner is a new surprise of space and colour, form and texture.  With a backdrop of open fields beyond, the gardens views look out towards the horizon and its 12 acres of garden plus a woodland, offer interest throughout the year.

The pretty walled Potager was designed by Rosemary Verey and is full of symmetry and bursting with seasonal vegetables, flowers, and fruit.  Its formal layout blends effortlessly with delicate structures to create a visual feast, beautiful arbours leading into other areas of delight. Travel past the pond and over the brook towards the woodland, a gradual blend into nature, where you are welcome to reflect and be tranquil.

This is a garden not only for gardeners but for those seeking space and peace.  It is a place to sit in and be still. Why not stop and listen to the birds, swing on the brook seat or try to catch a glimpse of the Kingfisher darting by the stream.  You might even spy the white streak of an Egret, fishing in the Lily pond!