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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


Due to the current pandemic and the criteria needed for reopening – which sadly it is presently not possible for us to meet – we will be closed for public visits for the time being.

Please visit the website regularly for updates where we will let you know if the situation changes as well as any news on Open Days we may be able to hold. We will also let you know if we can still go ahead with our plans for our Pop-Up restaurant in conjunction with Nest sometime in the next few months, subject of course to government guidelines.

Naturally we are deeply saddened by the decision we have had to take and hope you understand. Thank you for all the support and love you have shown our garden over the past years. We hope to see you again one day.

Please watch this space or you can sign up to our newsletter below or call us on 01832 734085 for any updates.

Thank you and stay safe and well.

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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.